A La Rousse Salad (Romanian)

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“Another Romanian recipe from my Romanian friend Carmen. I love the tangy flavor of this Romanian potato salad. The pickled red bell pepper can be difficult to find. If you can't find it, Carmen suggests to just double amount of pickles as a replacement so it keeps the good sour taste. She did this when she made it for a cooking demonstration and it tasted great! The vegetarian sausages are optional, but I personally think they are a must as they give the salad great flavor.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 potatoes
  • 7 carrots
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can peas
  • 6 -7 dill pickles, regular size (or 15 of the small ones)
  • 6 -7 red bell peppers, pickled (read note above if you don't have this)
  • 1 18 cups mayonnaise or 1 18 cups vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice (from the jar of dill pickles)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons mustard
  • salt, to taste
  • spices, to taste (she likes to add different spices to it sometimes) (optional)
  • 6 vegetarian sausages (they should be fried ahead and you can use real meat if you're not vegetarian)


  1. Wash the potatoes and the carrots well, then boil them unpealed until a fork can easily go in and out.
  2. Dice the potatoes, carrots, pickles, pickled bell peppers, and sausages.
  3. Mix with the rest of the ingredients (peas, dill pickle juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper).

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