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Polish Beet Root Salad (Salatka z Burakow)

Try this Polish warm Beet Salad recipe any time of year.   Of all beet recipes, this one is the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors, satisfying your taste buds and nourishing your body.   Most people have tried cold beet salad, but this warm beet recipe is surprisingly tasty and could work well over a bed of lettuce or simply serve as a side dish with a plate of pierogies.  If you have left-overs, you can refrigerate over-night and enjoy a cold beet salad the next day with pine nuts, feta cheese, and basil. 

Polish Beet Root Salad (Salatka z Burakow)Beet Salad Recipe

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound peeled and chopped beets
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
  • Sugar (or honey) to taste
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Minced parsley

beet Root salad DIRECTIONS

1.  Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. 

2.  Add chopped onion, sauté until tender.

3.  Add beets.  (To prepare beets, scrub clean, trim, peel, and cut into 1/4 inch slices. You can also shred beets which is very popular in Poland.)

4.   Add 1/4 cup water, balsamic vinegar, and cover.  Cook/steam beets until just barely tender, about 5-10 minutes.

4.  Season with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.  Gently stir over low heat until heated through, maybe another 15 minutes.

5.  Remove from heat and serve warm with parsley as a garnish.  You can also refrigerate over night and serve as a cold salad with hazelnuts and feta or goat cheese.


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Beet root salad

When I make this salad, I add 3-5 bay leaf (depending on quantity) and kubaba (juniper beads or seeds) hihi..

I remember my mom frying the

I remember my mom frying the onions with bacon before adding the I imagining this?

Bacon goes with anything and

Bacon goes with anything and very common in Polish cooking, so that could be!

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