Lithuanian vegetable salad is very similar to a potato salad. It is one of the best salad's of its kind, we have had. It is called darzoviu misraine the way we made it or it is known as balta misraine if you do not include the beets. You can add or subtract vegetables according to your taste, however, the two ingredients that must be included are sour cream and salt. This salad is typically served at room temperature or cold alongside any number of main dishes. We enjoyed it with kugela and cabbage rolls as part of our Lithuanian feast. Enjoy!
Lithuanian Vegetable Salad (Darzoviu Misraine)
- 2 medium potatoes cooked, peeled and diced, about 2 cups
- 1 medium beet roasted, peeled and diced, about 1/2 cup
- 1 carrots peeled, cooked and diced, about 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup peas cooked
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 small pickle finely chopped
- 1 hard-boiled egg chopped
- 1 ⁄4 cup minced fresh dill
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Cook the vegetables first, the potatoes, beets,carrots and peas but make sure to just cook until tender, you don't want to overcook any of them.
- Once cool enough to handle, chop the potato, carrots and beets into bite size pieces.
- All vegetables should be at room temperature when you start mixing them together.
- Place vegetables, egg and pickle in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle half the salt and half the dill on the vegetables.
- Add some freshly ground pepper.
- Add half the sour cream and stir carefully, taking care not to mash the vegetables.
- Repeat with remaining salt, pepper, and sour cream.
- Serve cold or at room temperature.