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Polish Recipes-Salads

Polish Recipes-Salads

The authentic Polish salad is the Surowka, which consists of grated winter vegetables like cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, leeks and apples. A tasty but simple salad is Mizeria, sliced raw cucumbers in sour cream or sour milk.

Cucumber Salad (Mizeria)
1 large cucumber
150 ml sour cream
juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill (for garnish)

Peel and thinly slice the cucumber. Place it in a colander, sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 minutes for the juices to drain. Rinse and drain thoroughly. Arrange the cucumber in a salad dish. Meanwhile, make the dressing from sour cream and lemon juice. Pour over the cucumber and garnish with dill. Serves 4.

Lettuce Salad (Salata po Polsku)
2 crisp iceberg lettuce
1 tablespoons chopped dill
1 teaspoon lemon juice
150 ml sour cream
salt and sugar
2 eggs, hard-boiled and diced

Break off leaves from lettuce, wash and dry well. Tear into bite-size pieces and arrange in a salad bowl. To make the dressing - in a small bowl combine the sour cream, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt and sugar to taste. Pour over salad and toss well. Sprinkle with diced eggs and serve. Serves 6.

Marinated Beet Salad ( Salatka z Burakow)
28 ounces canned beets
1 large red onion
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 cup golden raisin
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt & pepper

Drain beets and chop into bite sized pieces. Chop onion. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except lettuce. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Wash lettuce and dry well. On a large serving platter arrange lettuce in an attractive manner. Spoon beet salad over lettuce. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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