Friday, 26 July 2013

Polish Surówka z Marchewki (Carrot and Apple Salad)

This simple Polish salad is an absolutely perfect accompaniment to the heavier and creamier dishes which I've been serving up for Polish food month(s). When you're eating Pyzy with Creamy Mushroom Sauce or delicious Golabki, you're keen to have a light, fresh and healthy salad on the side! I'll be honest, I made this salad based on a vague description of a salad on the wikipedia Polish Cuisine page, so I'm not sure how authentic it is (you can never really trust wikipedia!). Either way, it's a winner :)

Guess what I'm doing today while this post is scheduled to go up? I'll be spending a day strolling around the Art Nouveau Buildings in Riga, the capital of Latvia! I'm really excited about it.

4 carrots
2 green apples
4 tbsp grapeseed or sunflower oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Walnuts, to garnish

To Make
1. Coarsely grate the carrot and place in a bowl. Peel the apples and grate them too. Add to the carrot.
2. Add the oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Garnish with broken walnut pieces and serve.

Serves 8 as a side salad. Halve the recipe to serve 4.

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  1. I'm from Poland. It's authentic. Some people adds a little sugar to this slaw, and some people adds cream. You can use any type of apples.
    This is my first comment. I love your blog!

    1. I'm so glad to hear it! You can never really trust the internet so I love to hear from actual Polish people ;) Glad you enjoy my recipes, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my other Polish recipes. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Try so this one:

    Fresh cabagge
    lots of dill
    a litte bit of lemon juice
    sunflower oil
    salt and pepper

    fucking delicious!!!

    1. I will try that - it sounds great! Thanks :)