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czech potato salad recipe bramborový salát

Czech Potato Salad – Bramborový salát

Czech classic potato salad is made with boiled potatoes, eggs, root vegetables, dill pickles, and mayonnaise. In addition to salt and pepper, pickle juice and yellow mustard are mixed into the salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Czech side dishes, Potato recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 lb (900 g) potatoes
  • 2 carrot mid-size
  • 1 onion smaller
  • 1 parsley root mid-size
  • 6 dill pickles mid-size
  • 2 Tbsp pickle juice
  • 5 eggs hard-boiled
  • 5 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 and ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground


  • Boil the potatoes in their skin and let them cool completely, ideally overnight. Boil hard-boiled eggs, cool them, and peel them.
  • Clean the carrots and parsley root and cut them into 1-2 equal-sized pieces. Cook them in boiling water with a bit of salt and vinegar for about 5 minutes, then cool them quickly with cold water. The vegetables will be soft but not mushy.
  • Cut the potatoes, eggs, pickles, carrot, and parsley root into cubes about ⅓-inches in size. Peel and finely chop the onion.
  • Put everything in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise, pickle juice, and yellow mustard. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.


  1. Makes 6 portions as a side dish.
  2. Let the potato salad sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  3. For the potato salad, choose potatoes of roughly the same size to cook evenly.
  4. Some Czech recipes call for adding celery root or peas to the salad. Try it and see how the taste suits you.