Polish Vegetable Salad

Sałatka Jarzynowa

I remember from my childhood that Polish Vegetable Salad – sałatka jarzynowa – was a must for each Easter, Christmas, birthdays and – very popular those times in Poland – name days. In the 80-ties mayonnaise was hard to get in stores, so we used to prepare it at home. It was fun for us, kids to help with all the culinary preparations. Dieticians say that this salad is a dietetic crime, but one cannot deny this yummy tradition, come on! 🙂

I still can’t imagine Easter with a family without vegetable salad. Polish vegetable salad is nice to have with cold sliced meets and Beets and Horseradish Salad.

Polish vegetable salad served on the table


  • 2 cooked carrots
  • 4 cooked potatoes
  • tin peas
  • 5 pickled cucumbers
  • 2 apples
  • medium red onion
  • 3 hard cooked eggs
  • 3 tbs mayonnaise
  • 3 tbs thick yogurt
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • salt & pepper

Dice vegetables (except of peas;)) and eggs into small cubes. Add mayo, yogurt and mustard, season with pepper and salt if needed.

Store in a fridge for 2-3 days, maximum 4:)

It’s better to prepare ingredients a day before: cook carrots and potatoes in advance. In my family we cook them together in peels and then peel them. Eggs can be also cooked before.

Polish vegetable salad tastes good with sliced cold meats and Ćwikła.

Enjoy! Smacznego!

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  3. Andrea Fuchs Petzi

    I recognize this as the potato salad my mom used to make. I always thought it was a version of the German potato salad with her own twist. It is so delicious. Thank you for posting this recipe!

    1. German potato salad has much bigger chunks of potatoes as well as vinegar and onion and no carrots 🙂

      1. My dad come from Poland my mum come from Scotland UK but my dad like to make the dinner but all polish food only but my parents are pastaway now I do have a polish cook book the name is carly tilery all polish dishes I sending all my love from Scotland UK god bless you and ceep you safe

  4. Jacqueline Hartzell

    There is no mention what to do with the 2 apples. I’m guessing they are just diced up and added to the chilled mix?


    Décidemment tout ce que tu nous proposes me tente. Cette salade alléchante je la ferai en entrée pour le repas de Pâques, nous serons 7 personnes. Je ne sais pas si les quantités d’ingrédients sont suffisantes pour 7. Peux-tu m’aider Alleksandrar? J’ai hâte de voir ta réponse, merci par avance.

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