Alexandrina Authentic Polish Cucumber Salad, made with Alexandrina Crème fraîche
Alexandrina Spring Salad Series
Mizeria is a Polish cucumber salad, it is creamy and crunchy, refreshing, and so easy – you just have to thinly slice your cucumbers, add Alexandrina Crème fraîche - our rich and creamy sour cream. apple cider vinegar, dill, salt and pepper, and sometimes we prepare the salad with thinly sliced onions. It is a simple salad, but so delicious.
Also, the name of Mizeria is somehow confusing, as it means “misery” in the Polish language as back in the early modern era only the poor were preparing and eating this salad, it was somehow a symbol of poverty and misery.
Nowadays, everyone eats this Authentic Polish Cucumber Salad, and even at the fanciest restaurants. This season we are making the most of an easy style of salad preparation, Cucumber Salad, we hope you can build it into your next barbecue.
You will need half a cup of Alexandrina Crème fraîche for this recipe.
Groundwork – 10 minutes of preparation time
Serves 4 to 6+
Groundwork notes you will spend a short amount of time in preparing all the vegetables, and assembly is quickly done. Dressing less than 2 minutes preparation time.
ALEXANDRINA AUTHENTIC POLISH CUCUMBER SALAD, MADE WITH ALEXANDRINA CRÈME FRAÎCHE
For the Salad
500 g (at least 2 cups) Cucumber to be very thinly sliced
100 g, Onion, to be very thinly sliced (optional)
to make the dressing
125 ml (or ½ cup +) of Alexandrina Crème fraîche
25-50 ml (or less than 1/8 cup) of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon of dill, finely chopped
¼ teaspoons sugar
+ salt and pepper (optional)
- prepare the ingredients by finely chopping the cucumbers and onions, combine everything and mix well.
- + optional garnish with ¼ cup of chopped dill
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LOOKING FOR DILL? For fresh dill, please make sure you have a pot growing in your herb garden, we love Hillside Herbs for our herb seedlings , and that can be ordered from their open garden ---> Otherwise, Herbies Spices have dried Dill, and that can be ordered from their online store --->
FOODIE FACT | The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends at least 2.5 serves a day of milk, cheese, yoghurt and/or alternatives for most adults aged 19-50. A serve from the dairy food group is a cup (250ml) of milk, three-quarters of a cup (200g) yoghurt, two slices (40g) of cheese, half a cup (120g) of ricotta cheese or appropriate alternatives. For more information on the benefits of Australian Made Dairy Foods
*above quoted from https://www.dairy.com.au/health/recommended-dairy-intake/adults
TOP TIP | It is my aim this year to laminate this recipe to stick on the fridge, so that I can empower my children, to cook like our ancestors. When cucumbers on are special, it’s a salad that can help fill your table when you need a nourishing side dish, or salaterka.
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The Alexandrina Spring Salad Series will includes four salads, over four weeks!
The new recipe is always uploaded on our blog on a Tuesday…you can find other recipes here ---> Curds & Whey Blog
LOOKING FOR THE ALEXANDRINA RANGE? | Alexandrina Cheese work with an incredible network of retailers and one or two key partners across the country. This list is just the beginning of where you can find Alexandrina Cheese products near you. We recommend giving retailers a call to check for which Alexandrina Cheese products they have in stock. Here is the link ---> Stockists
CALCIUM HERO OF THE DISH | Alexandrina's Creme Fraiche is a naturally matured, thickened soured cream using culture. It has a light and lemony taste, and goes well with both savoury and sweet foods as a condiment. Crème Fraiche is made by adding a culture (special bacteria) to and fermenting our fresh Pure Jersey Cream. It has a subtle tangy, slightly nutty flavour and rich, velvety texture.
30 % minimum fat | available in 500 ml tub.
TOP TIP | Likewise store any leftover salad in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days
PLATING UP | Use an small see through glass dish to display this lovely Cucumber salad.
FIND MORE ALEXANDRINA RECIPES HERE | Alexandrina Curd’s & Whey blog
We are preparing ourselves for our Cook - Along - Together Challenge this Spring with Alexandrina Cheese Company
You are welcome to tune in to our LIVESTREAM on Wednesday to hear about how this #challenge is going to work.
Our recipe of the series is this delicious Alexandrina Authentic Polish Cucumber Salad, made with Crème fraiche.
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Each week the second hashtag will change, stay tuned!
First published sometime during the early 2000’s – Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes at the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmer’s market.
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