Vinegret is s one of the traditional vegetarian Russian dishes, usually cooked on a New Year’s eve. The word means mishmash. This salad is very simple and contains very few calories, it is healthy and has a rich taste. Vinegre is something that I hated as a kid, learned to love as a teenager and now – being older and wiser 🙂 – I am going back to the roots, so to say 🙂 If you, like me, sometimes choose to have a meatless meal, this can go beautifully as your light dinner or lunch.
Ingredients that I used:
- 3 medium sized beets
- 4 small potatoes
- 1 carrot (because I am not a big fan of boiled carrots)
- 4 pickles
- 1/2 glass of frozen peas – warmed up (usually this should be a jar of conserved green peas)
- 1 tsp horseradish paste or mustard
- spices like salt, pepper + the ones that you like
- 1/4 glass olive oil
Additionaly used in this recipe could be:
- 2 apples, pealed, deseeded and cut in cubes
- 1 onion
- dills and greens (I think this would make a beautiful addition. unfortunately I didn’t have any at home today)
- 1 cup of salted (or rather pickled) cabbage
How to proceed:
- boil the beets, potatoes and carrots, peel them and cut in cubes
- cut the pickles in cubes.
- put all the ingredients in a bowl, spice them up, mix them well together and let it soak up the taste a bit.
- serve and enjoy!
More on Russian kitchen: