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vlašský salát recipe

Vlašský salát – Czech Snack Salad

Hungry for something good? Try vlašský salát, a typical delicacy from Czech cuisine. It tastes great for a snack with fresh bread!
Course Salad
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Czech Salads, Czech spreads
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 10 oz (280 g) potatoes cooked with skin ahead
  • 3 and ½ oz (100 g) ham
  • 1 Tbsp peas frozen
  • 2 dill pickles
  • 2 Tbsp juice from a pickle jar
  • ½ carrot
  • ⅔ cup (150 g) mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper


  • Make ahead: Cook the potatoes with skin on and let them cool completely, ideally overnight. Let the peas thaw at room temperature. Peel the carrot and cook it shortly in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Then cool it in cold water to stop the cooking process. The carrots get a beautiful color and remain slightly crunchy to the bite, not mushy.
  • Peel the cooked potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Finely chop the ham, carrots, and pickles. Transfer them to a mixing bowl. Add thawed peas.
  • Prepare the dressing: In a bowl, put mayo, pickle juice, mustard, sugar, salt, and ground pepper. Stir well until combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the prepared ingredients. Mix everything together. Let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour.


  1. Makes 2-3 portions as a snack. Or, the amount of salad is enough for 10-12 open-faced sandwiches (Czech chlebíčky).
  2. SERVING: Vlašský salát tastes best with a fresh rohlík or houska roll as a snack. You can garnish the salad with a sprig of green parsley as a final touch.