Originally Posted by Ozgal
My mother-in-law remembers having a delicious grated beetroot and grated carrot salad when she was a little girl. I would love to be able to make one for her. If anyone knows a salad recipe with these two main ingredients I would really appreciate getting hold of it.
I'm wondering - there is a significant Ukrainian disporia in Australia isn't there? Is grandmother in that tradition? If so here is an authentic salad using beetroots - you will have to blend in carrots as they aren't mentioned.
3/4 pound beets
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 medium sized horseradish wow!
salt and sugar to taste
Beets are to be baked and cut into salad size pieces. Add vinegar and cinnamon and mix. Incorporate sour cream grated horseradish and sugar and blend all.
Idea borrowed from Best of Ukrainian Cusine by Bohdan Zahn
I haven't made this one but I can say the best beet salad I ever had was a Ukrainian recipe using beets, carrots, cabbage, and potatoes with vinegar and oil dressing. Kinda like a potato salad idea.
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