My Mother's French Salad Recipe, by popular demand

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Well by popular demand Kathy Streib  and Michael Jacobs  I am going to post my Mother's French Salad Recipe. Now keep in mind I have been making this for decades and most people who tasted it wanted the Recipe. I have printed it out, many times and there were others who modified or copied it to the letter. Hope you will be inspired by it and if need be change it to your taste. Food is all about what you like and does not need to be followed to the letter.

So with that said here we go:


1 bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables size can vary from 8 ounces to 18 ounces what ever you find in your favorite Grocery Store Freezer.

I like to par boil it in either vegetable stock or bone broth what ever is available (especially now days) last resort boil it in water and add salt...

One crisp apple I love the not too tart and not too sweet Jazz Apple and cut into same size as the average vegetable.

Add some pickled cumbers and if not available only bread and butter pickles that will work as well ( it is all about what you like and have in your fridge) 

Love to add boiled Cellery Root diced and cooked in advance since that is the most firm of all vegetables. If you do not have it do not fret it will still be good tasting without it.

The dressing:


1.  about 4 or 5 table spoons of Mayonnaise

2.  about 4-5 table spoons of Sour Cream

3. one table spoon of fresh lemon juice

4. one  table spoon of hony or sugar ( I prefer honey)

5. shredded lemon zest

Mix all this together add the cooled vegetables and fold together. Chill for about 25 minutes or more and bring your appetiate. Hope you like it.

Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments.

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Endre!!! And I can tell that it's one that a Larry will love!!!!! Have a great day!

Apr 21, 2020 04:36 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Endre. Must say looking good. I see a salad like that in my near future. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Apr 21, 2020 04:56 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Endre - I appreciate the mention. This seems like a logical extension of your recent post.  While the chances of me attempting most recipes is rather low, the opportunity to provide this inspiration to others and be thankful for their sharing their creative efforts is one I thoroughly enjoy.    

Apr 21, 2020 05:57 AM #6
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good morning! I totally agree that recipes don't have to be followed to the letter. Add more or less of those things you love/don't love!

Apr 21, 2020 05:59 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Of course, I like it, Endre. I grew up on this... and now enjoy it every year during my visit to St Petersburg.

Apr 21, 2020 06:56 AM #8
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre - the way I see it, if 'mama' made it, it has to be good!!! 

Cheers to healthy eating and good memories too. Thank you, for the recipe. It sounds yummy and easy. 

Apr 21, 2020 10:32 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Endre Barath, Jr. - thank you for that recipe.  I love the ingredients.  Very healthy too.

Apr 21, 2020 12:10 PM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. -  YUM! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

Apr 21, 2020 12:51 PM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre ...... hummmm ...... I thought I had commented on this yesterday.

My wife does not make French Salad, but she does make outstanding deviled eggs.

Apr 21, 2020 02:31 PM #12
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi Endre,

Thanks for sharing your mother's recipe, the ones we grew up with are always the best but never as good as when mom made them, I guess she added that extra bit of love. I will have to give it a try sounds good and I like the idea that you can add or not what you prefer. Devil eggs are one of my favorites.

Apr 21, 2020 06:35 PM #13
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Endre, my colleague Zee who is Iranian (Persian) shares a similar salad.

Apr 22, 2020 09:03 AM #14
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ll have to save this one for over the weekend and see if I can make some magic happen. :)

Apr 22, 2020 10:25 PM #15
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

This looked so good on social media, and now my mouth is watering big time at only 10.00 am, thank you, will have to try this, sounds good to bring to a potluck when we are allowed to have them again.

Apr 23, 2020 06:53 AM #16
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It looks wonderful, Endre.  I need to give it a try!  I've been trying to eat more salads lately.  

Apr 25, 2020 07:10 AM #17
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James Dray  usually Diane is a huge fan of them as well, lately she just prefers plain hard boiled eggs:)Endre

Apr 25, 2020 10:42 AM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara Todaro  my mother used to make it an Easter & New Year's tradition, there were other times she made them but I always connected them with the two holidays, Endre

Apr 25, 2020 10:44 AM #19
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  when I was a novice home Gourmand:)) I followed recipes to the T, then as I started getting comfortable I realized unless you are baking it is not an exact science, Endre

Apr 25, 2020 10:48 AM #20
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  let us know when you made it for Larry and how he felt about it:))Endre

Apr 25, 2020 10:56 AM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Endre:

Thanks so much - will be adding this to the recipe file online. Looks and sounds wonderful!


Apr 25, 2020 03:14 PM #22
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my, that sounds delish, Endre! I have bookmarked it to make for Ray - THANK YOU!!!

Apr 27, 2020 07:39 PM #23
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