Lithuanian Mixed Vegetable Salad (Darzoviu Misraine)

Lithuanian Mixed Vegetable Salad (Darzoviu Misraine) created by Jostlori

This salad was a regular feature in my childhood, and still appears on the cold table at formal events. It is made of foods that would have been available at any Central/Eastern/Northern European farmstead. Every ingredient, other than the sour cream and salt, is optional. If you omit the beets, it is called a Balta (White) Misraine. Prep time is estimated, and I have not included the time to cook the veggies.

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  • It is very important not to overcook the vegetables, especially the potatoes. All vegetables should be at room temperature. Place vegetables, egg and pickle in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, stir the sour cream to loosen it up. If it is very thick, stir in 1 or 2 tbl. milk.
  • 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. Leftovers should be stored covered in refrigerator, and will be good for about a week. (If you will be storing more than a couple of days, do not mix in the eggs - add to the portion you are serving. Eggs do not do well over time).
  • Note: Canned beets can be substituted for fresh. Frozen mixed vegetable or mixed peas and carrots can be used. Cauliflower or cooked white beans are also excellent in this dish. Change the ingredients or proportions to meet personal preferences. Just keep the ratio of cooked vegetables at about 7 cups to 1 cup of sour cream.
  • Note2: Dried dill is not very good in this dish, I would use fresh parsley if dill not available. I also tend to use little salt, so check the level to suit your needs.
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"This salad was a regular feature in my childhood, and still appears on the cold table at formal events. It is made of foods that would have been available at any Central/Eastern/Northern European farmstead. Every ingredient, other than the sour cream and salt, is optional. If you omit the beets, it is called a Balta (White) Misraine. Prep time is estimated, and I have not included the time to cook the veggies."

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  1. Jostlori
    Lithuanian Mixed Vegetable Salad (Darzoviu Misraine) Created by Jostlori
  2. Jostlori
    Made this exactly as written and it is simply excellent. We love beets, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's even better after the first day, when all the flavors have melded.
  3. Linky
    Lithuanian Mixed Vegetable Salad (Darzoviu Misraine) Created by Linky
  4. Linky
    In my family, we had (German) Herringsalat every New Year's Eve. It has many of the same ingredients as your Lithuanian salad but with added herring. This wonderful salad reminds me of my mom and I'm so glad I made it and that you posted it!
  5. Crumpets
    I made this salad, omitting pickles cos I don't like them and with eggs on top as I stored some of the salad for the next day. thanks so much cos I really loved it, for taste and colours!
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