It can be called Sałatka Warzywna (Vegetable Salad), Sałatka Kartofli or Sałatka Ziemniaczana (two different ways to say Potato Salad), Sałatka Zydowska (Jewish Salad, although the ingredients don't seem particularly specific to Jewish food traditions), or several other different names.
I personally call it Sałatka Warzywna, or around my non Polish friends and family, Polish Potato Salad.
Polish cuisine includes many such recipes using bits and pieces in the kitchen to make different delicious sides and salads.
One rule I follow in making this salad is making sure that the potatoes in my salad are no more than 1/2 of the amount of vegetables.
2-3 Red or White Potatoes, skins scrubbed, boiled in jackets
1-3 Carrots, peeled and boiled
1-2 ribs of Celery
3-4 Dill Pickles
1/2 Sweet Onion
2 Sour Apples
1 can of Sweet Peas, drained
3 hard boiled Eggs, peeled
1/4 cup Mayonnaise (more, if desired)
1-2 tablespoons fresh chopped Dill
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 lb. diced Ham
Replace part or all of the Mayonnaise with Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
Peel and dice the potatoes in 1/4 inch cubes.
Dice all other vegetables (except peas) to about the same size as the peas, smaller than the potatoes.
Mix all together.
Garnish with another hard boiled egg, dill or parsley, if you like.
Serve with Polish Pickle Burgers or other cookout foods.
Polish Mama Nutrition:
If you use celery in the salad, you typically do not need to season with salt, since celery naturally contains salt and yet, is much more healthy for you. Also, digesting celery burns more calories than you take in from it, which is why it is often recommended in weight loss plans.
If you use Apples in the recipe, you don't need to season with sugar, as some recipes recommend.
If you make sure that your proportion of vegetables is larger than the potatoes, you are taking in more fiber and nutrients per bite, as well as more flavor.
This recipe is a great way to hide vegetables from kids, helping you raise Future Foodies.
Bean and Pickle Salad
Our Easter Table (We serve this salad every Easter)