Thursday, 23 November 2017

Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad

I made this Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad back in September when I made the Beetroot Balsamic Orzo Pasta with Green Beans for work. 
Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad is known as Rosolje.  Obviously it has beetroot and potatoes, but it also has pickled gherkins, red onion, slithers of eating apple and for flavour soured cream, of course those of you who are vegan can substitute this with a vegan alternative, mustard and seasoning to taste. One of the recipes that I adapted (see links below) had herring, which omitted.  The recipe also suggested hard boiled eggs, which I also left out. 

This Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad made for a nice change for lunch at work.  I am not a huge fan of beetroot salads, but D does love them, and I like to please him.  Saying this though, I did actually enjoy eating this, I especially liked the piquancy from the pickled gherkins.
I am sharing this Estonian Beetroot and Potato Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  Recipe adapted from Estonian Eating and Cooking and Nami Nami: An Estonian Food Blog

14 comments:

  1. I've been looking for vegan Estonian dishes to try! This might have to go on my list!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I do enjoy trying world cuisines/recipes, so long as they are vegetarian and if not - we can always try to adapt them a little

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  2. This looks great! Such a pretty colou and lots of flavour... I still have los of our beetroot to use, so will try this. Maybe for the Christmas table. Thanks and hope you ar well ๐Ÿ’š

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    1. It does have lots of flavour and yes, colour too. I am pleased its the weekend and am looking forward to the Christmas break from work, 3 of those days will be annual leave. Thank you.

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  3. I was wondering if Rosolje translates as rosy because it is such a rosy colour. Very pretty and a nice change for lunch - you make me hang my head in shame at my boring sandwiches.

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    1. Yes I think you are right Johanna. And well observed. Talking of Sarnies, I am sure you saw Joeys post of her fillings inc. fritters or was it Kari, anyway - I was inspired and will try to make more effort with sandwich fillings, I also have a lot of homemade chutney too that could go in with cheddar cheese to elevate it a little form simple cheese sarnie.

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  4. I am fairly ignorant of Estonian food but this looks like a more colourful and flavourful version of potato salad.

    I am smiling at your exchange with Johanna above, too :-) I think I posted a bought fritter sandwich and Joey went better and used it as inspiration to make her own!

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    1. Kari, I agree it is just a colourful version of potato salad, but they do like their beets!
      :) I do remember blog exchanges, just not always who it was - glad I made you smile - and I do liek the idea of fritters in a sarnie

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  5. We have a very similar Christmas dish in Finland as well, rosolli, with load of beets, carrots and onion.

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    1. Sounds good VegHog, are the onions cooked or raw in the Finnish Rosolli ?

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  6. The salad is a beautiful colour..... definitely a beetroot bonus! Mr GF is the avid beetroot eater in our house... but I think we would both enjoy your dish xx

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    1. Thanks Kate, it is my husband that adores beets in our home any time of the year, hence the reason lots of beet recipes appear on my blog over the years. This one was good.

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  7. Such a pretty color on the plate and it looks very tasty too. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

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