Holiday Salad Recipe From Poland

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Serve Holiday Herring Salad for good luck at Christmas or Easter.

John Narkiewicz, Brattleboro, Vermont, sends two recipes from the cookbook, Polish Holiday Cookery. He writes, “Here are the recipes for herring to serve at Christmas, and I also serve it at Easter.” Note: For John’s other recipe, check out Christmas Eve Salad Recipe.

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Holiday Salad Recipe From Poland

2 to 3 herring, diced
2 dill pickles, chopped
2 onions, chopped, or 1 bunch scallions, chopped
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
2 cups home-cooked or canned navy beans or pea-beans, drained
2 cups diced cooked potatoes
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 heaping tablespoon capers
Sour cream
Salt and pepper, to taste
Lemon juice

In large bowl, combine herring, pickles, onions, apples, beans, potatoes and peppers. Add capers for a gourmet touch. Toss gently.

Make sauce by combining 1 part mayonnaise and 1 part sour cream. Season to taste with salt, pepper, a little lemon juice and a couple pinches sugar.

NOTE: Dieters may prepare sauce from low-fat or no-fat yogurt and part light mayonnaise. Feel free to alter the amount of individual salad ingredients according to personal preference and availability.

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