Friday, May 10, 2013

Vinegret - Russian Marinated Vegetable Salad

This is a wonderful salad made with cooked vegetables and a zingy dressing. It's great as a side dish and keeps well for several days. It's also colorful and well-suited to Minnesota vegetables! Try to cut everything into 1 cm cubes (except for the peas of course).

I probably could have diced these better--but taste was outstanding!

Vegetables

1 can beets (or 1-2 beets cooked and peeled)
2-3 red potatoes, skinned boiled just until cooked
2 carrots, boiled until tender
1/2 red onion
1/3 cup dill pickle or cornichons
1/3 cup frozen peas
3 green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper to tate

Dressing

3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar (or pickle juice)
1 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
1/4 cup safflower oil or light olive oil

Soak the diced red onions in cold water for 30 seconds and drain (to lessen the bite). Combine cooked, cubed vegetables with, peas and dill. Add dressing and salt and pepper, and toss gently. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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