Polish Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa)

A bowl of Polish vegetable salad with a bowl of radishes.

Polish Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa) is a definite cult classic in Poland. There is no holiday, wedding, or family get-together that doesn't get the Jarzynowa treatment. Every family has their own recipe, considered the "right way" to make it. Once I got banished from the kitchen for attempting to put onions in the salad. Another time, my sin was not cutting the vegetable in the right sized cubes.

This salad consists mainly of potatoes, vegetables, and mayonnaise. People have strong opinions of what exactly goes into this salad. Every family has their own recipe, and every salad I have every tried was good. Once I bought the "wrong" mayonnaise for the salad but as an American in Poland I was excused for not knowing any better.

Now I make this salad every Easter and Christmas and for any other events or get togethers in between. It always goes down a treat.

Give this Polish Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa) recipe a try. You will soon find that you have not only a new dish on your family menu, but also a new family tradition.

Smacznego to you!

A bowl of Polish vegetable salad with a bowl of radishes.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr

 1 large mixing bowl
 2 lbs potatoes
 5 carrots
 1 celeriac (or 1/2 if very large)
 7 pickles (in brine)
 5 hard-boiled eggs
 1 can of peas
 1 can of corn
  cup onion (I say optional, Polish husband says no way)
 salt, pepper, dill (fresh or dried) to taste
 2 cups (or more) mayonnaise of your choice

1

First boil the potatoes, carrots and celeriac (celery root). Let cool.

2

While the other vegetables are cooling, cube the pickles and hard-boiled eggs and place in a large bowl.

3

Next drain the peas and corn and add them to the bowl. Feel free to add finely chopped onion, but my Polish family says absolutely not to 😉

4

Now that the potatoes, carrots, and celeriac have cooled, cut them in cubes and add them to the bowl.

5

Add mayonnaise and season to taste with salt, pepper, and dill. Add as much mayonnaise as you need.

Tips and tricks
6

Make sure your vegetables are completely cooled before you start cubing and mixing. If they aren't cooled, you might end of with a lumpy, mayonnaisey bowl of mashed potatoes.

Enjoy!

Polish Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa) Polish Culture Cult Classic
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Check out more recipe links and the small selection of Sałatka Jarzynowa memes in the gallery below.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

 1 large mixing bowl
 2 lbs potatoes
 5 carrots
 1 celeriac (or 1/2 if very large)
 7 pickles (in brine)
 5 hard-boiled eggs
 1 can of peas
 1 can of corn
  cup onion (I say optional, Polish husband says no way)
 salt, pepper, dill (fresh or dried) to taste
 2 cups (or more) mayonnaise of your choice

Directions

1

First boil the potatoes, carrots and celeriac (celery root). Let cool.

2

While the other vegetables are cooling, cube the pickles and hard-boiled eggs and place in a large bowl.

3

Next drain the peas and corn and add them to the bowl. Feel free to add finely chopped onion, but my Polish family says absolutely not to 😉

4

Now that the potatoes, carrots, and celeriac have cooled, cut them in cubes and add them to the bowl.

5

Add mayonnaise and season to taste with salt, pepper, and dill. Add as much mayonnaise as you need.

Tips and tricks
6

Make sure your vegetables are completely cooled before you start cubing and mixing. If they aren't cooled, you might end of with a lumpy, mayonnaisey bowl of mashed potatoes.

Enjoy!

Polish Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa) Polish Culture Cult Classic
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Check out more recipe links and the small selection of Sałatka Jarzynowa memes in the gallery below.

Enjoy!

Polish Vegetable Salad (Sałatka Jarzynowa)

1 Comment

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    Just m
    March 18, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Leeks work instead of onions.

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