RADISH AND GREEN ONION SALAD
Russian summer salad
This Russian fresh-tasting summer salad goes well with barbecued fish or meats I like it especially as a creamy topping on an open-faced sandwich with lettuce and thin slices of roast beef.
6 - 10 small or medium radishes
large bunch of thick green onions (spring onions) or very young scallions, green parts only
2 - 4 tbsp smetana or crème fraîche
about 3 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
Rinse and dry the vegetables. Cut the radishes in thin slices. Slice the green
part of the onions and place in a bowl. Add some salt and all of the sugar this salad is supposed to taste sweet mix gently.
Mix in the radish slices. Add the smetana, one tablespoon at a time, until you get a mixture resembling a creamy potato salad in consistency. Serve immediately, as both the sugar and salt draw out liquid from the vegetables, making the salad soggy.
This salad is good when served with cooked new potatoes and barbecue dishes or gravlax,
salmon, herring and other fish or simply as a topping on canapés or filling in sandwiches with roast beef, lightly smoked pork fillet, salami, tomatoes, cucumber or other cold cuts and vegetables.
Recipe source: family recipe.