Young cabbage salad

It is the middle of the Summer, fortunately in Poland you can still buy young spring cabbage. The taste and texture is delicate and sweet, exceptional:)

Yesterday I bought one on a local market, I paid 7 PLN, which is about 2 USD.

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Fried cauliflower

In Poland we love cauliflower. We use it in soups, as a side dish, in salads. In high season can cost only 1 USD per piece of cauliflower.

Raw cauliflower has a high content of vitamin C and moderate levels of vitamin K and B vitamins, it’s good to have it on the plate! You can eat it raw, steam it or fry.

Fried cauliflower is a great idea for supper or just an appetizer.

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Polish shortly pickled cucumbers – Ogórki małosolne

This is a classic of polish seasonal cuisine:) Fresh and healthy shortly pickled cucumbers are easy to prepare, once you try them – you love them.

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Polish ‘Greek fish’ – Ryba po grecku

Nobody knows why fried fish with steam veggies is in Poland called Greek fish:) It is just a common name, used from decades by our grandmothers and mothers.

Greeks, please do not get offended:)

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White radish salad – surówka z białej rzodkwi

Surówka is in polish cuisine very important part of the dinner- you eat potatoes, meat and – Surówka.

It is a salad prepared from raw vegetables, grated or cut, served with various sauces – sour cream, mayonnaise or oil.

Try also Mizeria, which is very popular in Poland: http://cookinpolish.com/polish-cucumber-salad-mizeria/

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Polish vegetable salad

I remember from my childhood that vegetable salad was a must for each Easter, Christmas, birthday and -very popular those times in Poland -name day. In the 80-ties mayonnaise was hard to get in stores, so we used to prepare it at home.

I still can’t imagine Easter with a family without vegetable salad.

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Spring cottage cheese

First vegetables available in spring- horseradish and spring onions are the basis of the my favorite cottage cheese. I use both horseradish balls and sprouts. Sprouts are rich in minerals and can be easily grown at home.

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Bear’s garlic pesto/ Pesto z czosnku niedźwiedziego

This is an early spring and only now you can get bear’s garlic. It grows in forests, but I got mine from my friend’s garden, where I seated it few years ago. Thanks Agnieszka for this 0,5 square meter land tenancy:)

Bear’s garlic should be obtained from a trusted source, as it looks similar to
lily of the valley, which leaves are poisonous.

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Herring under a blanket/ Śledzie pod pierzynką

This herring salad has few layers of ingredients with herring on the bottom of it, that is why it is usually called Herring under a blanket. This is one of my favorite herring dishes for Christmas Eve and Christmas.

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