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czech pochoutkový salát recipe

Czech Deli-style Salad with Mayo – Pochoutkový salát

Retro recipe for mayo salad, which was popular in the eighties in communist Czechoslovakia. An authentic recipe to enjoy!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Salát
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 oz (170 g) thinly sliced salami Mortadella or ham
  • ¾ cup (100 g) frozen peas thawed
  • 1 onion small, or 2 shallots
  • 4 oz (110 g) pickles
  • 1 cup (220 g) mayonnaise plain
  • salt
  • pepper freshly ground


  • Cut the sliced salami/ham and pickles into stripes, peel the onion and shred it finely.
  • Add green pea and mayonnaise. Flavor with salt and pepper.
  • Mix all together, let it rest and add some more salt or pepper if needed.
  • Serve with white bread or use as a base for open-faced sandwiches.


You can make a lighter variant of this salad by mixing the mayo with white yogurt in a 1:1 ratio.