5 variations with recipes for a delicious salad. Be innovative, try them differently

There is hardly anyone who does not know a recipe for a delicious salad and has not tasted it at least once in their life.

This dish has been part of the Czech culinary repertoire for several decades.

We have brought you imaginative variants of how to prepare and enjoy it at home.

Will you try any of them?

Czech retro delicacy salad

Go back in time with this signature buffet salad that has survived for several decades, which is testament to its popularity. We can include it in the classic Czech culinary repertoire.

What will we need

  1. 400 g of ham salami
  2. 180 g pickles (finely chopped)
  3. 60 g of canned peas
  4. ½ onion (finely chopped)
  5. 300 g of mayonnaise
  6. 20 g of mustard
  7. A teaspoon of vinegar
  8. 10 g granulated sugar
  9. A teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  10. A teaspoon of pepper
  11. Salt (to taste)


  1. Cut the salami into small cubes or strips
  2. We also cut the pickles into very small cubes
  3. Put together in a bowl
  4. Add drained peas and chopped onion
  5. Mix together and start adding spices
  6. We start with Worcestershire, then add mustard, sugar, vinegar, pepper
  7. Mix the ingredients and add mayonnaise
  8. Taste the salad and add salt to taste
  9. Be careful not to salt the salad, both salami and mayonnaise can differ in the amount of salt they contain
  10. Let the salad sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight
Traditional Czech salad with ham salami, mayonnaise and vegetables.
Source: cooklikeczechs.com

Delicious Italian salad

We can also prepare and serve this retro salad this way! The recipe is a more “fresh” version with lots of vegetables and topped with creamy mozzarella, but the dressing is traditionally mayonnaise, mustard, sugar and vinegar.

What will we need

For the salad

  1. 4 bush tomatoes (diced)
  2. 10 yellow cherry tomatoes (finely chopped)
  3. Green pepper (diced)
  4. 40 g of olives
  5. ½ red onion (diced)
  6. 230 g mozzarella (finely chopped)
  7. 500 g ham salami (cut into cubes)
  8. A handful of fresh basil
  9. A handful of fresh parsley
  10. 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  11. Clove of garlic
  12. Pinch of salt
  13. A pinch of pepper

For toast

  1. Toasts
  2. Olive oil
  3. 4 cloves of garlic
  4. Pinch of salt
  5. A pinch of pepper

For dressing

  1. 2 cloves of garlic (pressed)
  2. A teaspoon of mustard
  3. A teaspoon of sugar
  4. 200 g of mayonnaise
  5. ½ teaspoon of salt
  6. A teaspoon of white vinegar
  7. ½ teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  8. A pinch of pepper


  1. First, we cut all the vegetables
  2. Then we cut the mozzarella and finally the salami
  3. Add the bush tomatoes to a large bowl and gradually add all the remaining ingredients except for the parsley
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing
  5. Stir the mixture to combine the ingredients evenly and set aside
  6. For garlic toast, fry the individual slices in a pan until golden
  7. Once they are toasted, drizzle each slice with a teaspoon of olive oil
  8. Then rub them with a clove of garlic and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper
  9. Pour the prepared mayonnaise dressing over the chopped and mixed salad and mix evenly to cover the vegetables
  10. We taste and, if necessary, add flavor according to our preferences
  11. Serve the finished salad with garlic toast as a side dish
Delicious Czech retro salad in its lighter Italian version.
Source: marathonsandmotivation.com

Delicious salad on sandwiches

Together with the oatmeal and potato salad, this recipe is the best basis for traditional festive sandwiches.

What will we need

  1. 280 g canned peas (drained)
  2. 150 g ham salami (cut into cubes)
  3. 100 g cheddar (grated)
  4. 25 g onion (finely chopped)
  5. 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  6. A spoonful of lemon juice
  7. 150 g of mayonnaise
  8. ½ teaspoon of salt
  9. ¼ teaspoon pepper

For sandwiches

  1. Lid
  2. Boiled eggs
  3. Salami
  4. Ham
  5. Hard cheese
  6. Pickles
  7. Red bell pepper (chopped)
  8. Coriander or chives


  1. Add peas, ham salami, cheddar and onion to a large bowl,
  2. In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, vegetable oil and lemon juice
  3. When we are ready to serve the salad, we cover it with the mayonnaise dressing and mix well so that all the ingredients are covered in it
  4. Taste the salad and add salt and pepper to taste
  5. First layer the prepared mayonnaise salad on the sliced lid
  6. Then we decorate the salad according to our tastes and creativity with the listed ingredients

The salad can be seasoned with the dressing immediately, and then placed in the refrigerator, where the flavors will develop beautifully and stand out. After a few hours or even the next day, the salad will taste completely different and the sandwiches will melt on your tongue.

Mayonnaise salad with pasteurized vegetables on soft stuff.
Source: inkitchenopen.blogspot.com

Fit delicious salad with homemade bread

A healthier version of this retro salad is here! Enjoy the combination of yogurt and sour cream on a slice of homemade bread. We guarantee that you will not eat it otherwise!

What will we need

  1. 500 g soft salami (ham)
  2. 8 pickles
  3. 75 g canned (or frozen) peas
  4. Red onion
  5. 250 g of white yogurt
  6. 200 g of sour cream
  7. 5 spoons of mustard
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. A pinch of pepper

For bread

  1. 420 g plain flour
  2. 2 teaspoons of powdered yeast
  3. 2 teaspoons of salt
  4. 360 ml of cold water


  1. For this delicious salad recipe, we will start by preparing homemade bread
  2. Mix flour with yeast and salt in a large bowl
  3. Pour cold water over the mixture and mix lightly
  4. We work in all the flour so that it is all mixed with the water
  5. The dough will be sticky
  6. We make a bun from the elaborate dough in a bowl, which we cover with cling film
  7. Let the dough rise in a warm place for 2-3 hours (for a better result, see TIP)
  8. Lightly dust a large baking sheet with flour
  9. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and divide it in half
  10. We process these and shape them either into loaves of bread or long baguette cones
  11. Place the shaped dough on a floured baking sheet and cover with a tea towel
  12. Let them rest like this for another 45 minutes
  13. During this time, we will preheat the oven to 220 degrees and start preparing our healthy version of the salad
  14. Cut the soft ham salami and pickles into small cubes
  15. Cut the onion into small cubes and scald with boiling water
  16. If we are using frozen peas, add them to the onions and let them cook together with the onions for 30 seconds
  17. Then drain the peas and onions and add them to the salami and cucumbers
  18. Mix and add mustard
  19. Gradually stir in the yogurt and sour cream
  20. Mix everything together and taste
  21. Salt and pepper as needed, feel free to add a little more mustard
  22. Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  23. Lightly cut the risen loaves with a knife before baking
  24. Then place the loaves in the preheated oven on the middle rack
  25. Bake it for 20-25 minutes until the crust starts to turn golden
  26. You can tell when the bread is baked by the hollow sound it makes when you tap it
  27. Take the bread out of the oven and let it rest and cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing
  28. The final product is served with homemade bread

We can immediately proceed with step number 8, but for the best taste and texture of the bread, we recommend that you let the leavened dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours and up to 2 days. I usually let the dough rest in the fridge for about 18 hours and only then continue with step number 8.

A healthy version of a delicious salad with yogurt and sour cream.
Source: nejrecept.cz

Delicious Easter salad with egg

The best income you can treat your carolers who have come to carol some goodness. They will certainly not disdain a delicious salad on their Easter trip.

What will we need

  1. 300 g of soft salami
  2. 100 g pickled pickles
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 100 g of onion
  5. 150 g of pickled peas
  6. 200 g of mayonnaise
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper


  1. Cut the ham salami into thin strips
  2. Cut the pickles into small cubes and add them to the salami
  3. Peel the eggs and finely chop them together with the yolk
  4. We will do the same with the onion and add everything to the salami
  5. Add drained peas and mayonnaise
  6. Mix everything together and add salt and pepper to taste
Delicious creamy Czech retro salad with egg and mayonnaise.
Source: recepty.cz

Homemade mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is practically the basis of a delicious salad recipe. And what could be better than real homemade mayonnaise, where you know what you’re putting into it, it’s not full of dyes, preservatives, and the recipe for it is incredibly simple.

What will we need

  1. 2 egg yolks
  2. A heaping teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  3. 500 ml of oil
  4. 1-2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  5. Juice of ½ lemon
  6. Salt


  1. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl
  2. Then add mustard and beat together with the yolks
  3. Gradually start adding ½ oil and continue beating continuously for 3-5 minutes
  4. When we add half the oil, whisk in a spoonful of vinegar
  5. Gradually add the other half of the remaining oil
  6. Season the mayonnaise with salt and lemon juice
  7. Taste and add another spoonful of vinegar if necessary
Creamy homemade mayonnaise made from homemade eggs and quality ingredients.
Source: easylowcarbmeals.com

All recipes go perfectly with homemade bread, you can make the work of kneading by hand and baking homemade bread in the oven easier if you own a home bakery.

If you’re just thinking about it, because there’s nothing better than homemade bread, check out these reviews of the best home bakeries !

If bread is not the right nut for you for this recipe for a delicious salad, because I also remember from the story that it was always eaten on a so-called stand in the buffet from a paper wrapper with a roll in hand.

Therefore, check out these recipes for homemade rolls and baguettes that will give you the right retro feeling.

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