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Thursday, 20 December 2012

POLISH BEET SALAD (Salatka z Burakow)


Sophie Hodorowicz Knab tells us that, although white beets were commonly used during the Middle Ages, red beets did not arrive in Poland until the 16th or 17th century.

A clear Czerwony barszcy (red beet soup) was served “in the morning after a long night of dancing and feasting”. 

The beets used to prepare the clear soup can be used in . . .


BEET SALAD:  to serve 6

From POLISH CLASSIC RECIPES by Laura & Peter Zeranski

3 cups cooked, julienned beets
1 cup sliced green onion tops
½ cup currants

2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

1.     Put beets, onion tops, & currants in a bowl.
2.     Combine oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
3.     Toss dressing with beet mixture.

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                  Bursting out of the ground in Aline's Garden, Oct. 2012