Inspiring recipes for real Viennese salad in 4 different variants! Tasty, nutritious and fast at the same time

Potatoes are one of the most common side dishes in Czech cuisine.

They are eaten baked, boiled, in the form of mashed potatoes, salad, dumplings and fries.

Include them in your menu in a new form!

Get inspired by our Viennese potato salad recipes.

Its preparation is very easy, the only condition is high-quality potatoes.

Which one will you try first?

Real Viennese potato salad

Viennese usually serve their favorite salad lukewarm or at least with a lukewarm marinade. Try this simple recipe with only a few ingredients.


  • 600 g of potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 250 ml of beef broth
  • 5 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • a pinch of sugar
  • a pinch of whole cumin
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Cook unpeeled potatoes in boiling salted water for approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on their size.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion.
  3. Heat a cup of broth in the microwave.
  4. Peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into slices.
  5. Pour the broth over the potatoes and add the onion.
  6. Salt, pepper and mix well with sugar, vinegar and oil.
  7. If you want, you can flavor the salad with a little cumin.
Plate with Viennese-style potato salad.

Recipes for Viennese potato salad go especially well with fried steaks . Try it with chicken, pork and veal steaks.

Viennese salad with a pinch of mustard

You can then decorate this salad with fresh herbs that will give it flavor and aroma, most often chives, dill or bugle are used. In addition to ordinary mustard, spicy or Dijon mustard can also be used.


  • 1000 g potatoes
  • 1-2 onions
  • 500 ml of beef or vegetable broth
  • 10 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 10 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft.
  2. Allow them to cool slightly, peel and cut into slices.
  3. Dice the onion and mix with the potato slices.
  4. Add stock, oil, vinegar and a little mustard.
  5. Mix thoroughly and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar.
  6. Leave to marinate until the liquid is absorbed.

In addition to traditional meat delicacies, you can also serve the salad in a lighter form with just a hard-boiled egg.

A mixture of boiled potatoes and onions in a vinegar and oil dressing with a hard-boiled egg.

In addition to the Viennese salad, you can also enjoy other fresh vegetable salads in the spring and summer months. Get inspired!

Light Viennese potato and asparagus salad

This version of the salad is enriched with asparagus and, thanks to the lemon dressing, it is a very light and tasty side dish.


  • 700 g of potatoes
  • 8 white asparagus
  • 1 red onion
  • 300 ml of beef broth
  • 125 ml of oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • dill for garnish
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Cook the potatoes with cumin until soft.
  2. Peel the asparagus and cook it in boiling water with salt, sugar and butter until semi-soft.
  3. Peel the red onion and cut it into fine strips.
  4. For the dressing, beat the egg yolks with mustard, lemon juice and grated lemon peel.
  5. Then slowly pour in the oil in a thin stream and whisk.
  6. Season the dressing with salt, sugar and pepper.
  7. Peel the potatoes, cut them into slices and pour warm beef broth over them.
  8. Cut the asparagus into pieces and gently mix with the potato slices, onion and dressing.
  9. Arrange the salad and sprinkle with dill.
A plate with potatoes and red onions in the form of a salad with slices of beef.

Of course, potatoes can also be baked in a variety of ways. Check out the best recipes for baked potatoes in the oven , with cauliflower, mushrooms or zucchini.

Viennese variant of potato salad

Do you long for a change? Replace the classic potato salad with a light Viennese version. You will see that you will be pleasantly surprised.


  • 500 g of potatoes
  • 300 ml of beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • a pinch of sugar
  • chives for garnish
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Place the potatoes in the water and boil.
  2. Peel the potatoes while they are still warm and cut them into slices.
  3. Pour the hot beef broth over them and mix gently.
  4. Season with vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and finely chopped onion.
  5. Then pour oil over it.
  6. Finally, garnish with chives.

This potato salad is a very suitable side dish for minced meat, for example meatloaf or meatballs.

Viennese-style meatball with potato side dish.

In addition to fried schnitzel, Viennese salad recipes also go well with minced meat. Get inspired by our recipes for cabbage meatballs .

Salads with potatoes

When you think of potato salad, almost all of us think of the classic potato salad, which we eat especially during the Christmas and Easter holidays.

However, due to the fact that, in addition to potatoes and other vegetables, it often also contains a considerable amount of mayonnaise, and many of us also add sausage to it, this salad is not exactly the healthiest. Recipes for Viennese potato salad are proof that a very tasty side dish can be made with a minimum of ingredients and without mayonnaise.

Tips for a creamy Viennese salad

The magic of the best Viennese salad lies in the right potatoes and dressing.

  • The dressing is created not only from the ingredients used, i.e. stock, oil, vinegar and mustard, but also from potato starch. When everything is mixed, the result is a delicious and creamy dressing. The potatoes topped with the dressing should be beautifully shiny afterwards.
  • For Wiener salad, you should always use salad potatoes, cooking type A, if possible. If you bought potatoes that have little starch, you can try a little trick. Mash or press some boiled potatoes, mix them in the broth and then add to the salad.

You can also watch the original preparation process through this video recipe.

Original Wiener Erdäpfelsalat von Kochen in Wien TV

Viennese salad recipes go best with various fried dishes, such as fried steaks or cauliflower, they also taste great with meatballs or patties made from zucchini, celery, mushrooms or cabbage, or with meatloaf.

Why include more potatoes in your diet?

Although potatoes originally come from America, they have become so domesticated in our country over the centuries that many people today consider them to be our original plant. The popularity of potatoes in the Czech Republic is also evidenced by their many popular names, for example zemaky, erteple, krumple or okroše.

In Czech cuisine, potatoes are used in the preparation of an incredible number of dishes, be it side dishes, soups or salads. Their advantage is that they can be prepared in many ways.

From the point of view of nutritional composition, potatoes are especially rich in carbohydrates, they contain vitamins C, B1, B2 and B6, and minerals magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.

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