This salad has been changed over the years and the Romanians have their own version. It can be quite time consuming, as you have to do a lot of dicing. Feel free to adjust amounts of vegetables/meat....you really can't go wrong with amounts. If you don't like your salad to be too tangy, decrease amount of pickles... if you like more potatoes, add more potatoes... taste and adjust seasoning as you go along. But once it comes together, it is well worth it. It is often decorated elaborately ...sort of like decorating a cake. This salad is normally served with some french bread and can be a meal in itself. You can also serve it as an appetizer....it is fun to make individual servings.
Hope you enjoy this.
Boil the vegetables and the meat , (when is done remove the water )
Mix everything and add just enough mayonnaise to bind the ingredients together and lemon (1-2 drop) and salt.
Put into a serving bowl, cover with a very thin mayonnaise layer.
You can decorate with olives and fine slices of red peppers.