Oma's German Confetti Salad ~ Konfettisalat

This Confetti Salad, aka Konfettisalat, comes out of one of my very old, falling-apart, out-of-print German cookbooks.

In fact, where I first found the recipe, I wondered at its name "Konfettisalat", thinking it must be a typo. It sounded too English. But no, it's German, all right. 

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time


Total Time

20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 1½  pounds potatoes, cook in their skins
  • ½ pound cooked ham
  • 2 bell peppers (use two different colors, if possible)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons cream 
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Peel cooked potatoes and cube into ½" pieces.
  2. Cut peppers into ½-inch strips and then cut into ½-inch pieces.
  3. Cube ham into ½-inch pieces.
  4. Mix mayonnaise and cream.
  5. Mix all ingredients together, gently, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place in fridge to chill and meld flavors, for about two hours.
  7. Makes 4 servings.


  • Add sliced radishes.
  • Add diced pickles and a bit of pickle juice.
  • Use diced red onions.
  • Add thawed frozen peas.
  • Add some Dijon mustard (or German mustard) to the dressing

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