Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad)

The most iconic and delicious Polish cucumber salad is this creamy Mizeria salad. Hands down one of my favourite salads in the world which is made from a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The word “mizeria” in Bulgarian means “misery” but this salad is the opposite of that. This salad is so creamy and refreshing and very similar to my other cucumber salad which I’ll link here. Mizeria is a salad which originates in Poland and consists of thinly sliced or grated cucumbers, often with sweet sour cream or kefir, and in some cases oil. Other possible ingredients include onions, pepper or lemon juice, sugar, dill, chives, mint or parsley. The dish is usually served alongside a main course and is one of the most popular salads in Poland, and by far one of my favourite salads in the world. I hope you give this recipe a try and I hope I made all my Polish friends proud today.

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Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad)

Mizeria is a salad which originates in Poland and consists of thinly sliced or grated cucumbers, often with sweet sour cream or kefir, and in some cases oil. Other possible ingredients include onions, pepper or lemon juice, sugar, dill, chives, mint or parsley. The dish is usually served alongside a main course and is one of the most popular salads in Poland, and by far one of my favourite salads in the world. I hope you give this recipe a try and I hope I made all my Polish friends proud today.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large cucumber cut into thin slices cut it very thin or use a mandolin
  • cup sour cream or as much as you like
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar I used red wine vinegar but you can use any

Instructions
 

  • Wash one large cucumber, pat it dry and cut it into thin slices. You can use a sharp knife like I did or a mandolin. The thinner, the better.
  • In a separate bowl mix the sour cream with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Toss in the cucumbers and enjoy.

Notes

You can make this salad with yogurt as well or 1/2 yogurt and 1/2 sour cream if you want to lighten it up. Feel free to use some pepper and traditionally a pinch of sugar to balance out the flavours.
You can enjoy this salad on the side of any main dish or grilled meats like my chicken souvlaki skewers which I will link here.
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Jackie

5 stars
This was delicious!

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