Category: Salads

Heirloom tomato salad

Tomato salad

Tomato salad, especially when made with homegrown heirloom tomatoes, is one of my favourite summer comfort foods; it is unpretentious, yet satisfying. The best part always is the juice and...

fish with carrots and tomatoes

Fish in Carrot and Tomato Sauce

Recently I got an email from Lidija in Sydney. She wrote that growing up as a kid and teenager she would have a particular fish and tomato dish served at...

marinated pumpkin latvian eats

Marinated pumpkin

Latvians are in to preserving things. Fruit, vegetables, berries, mushrooms – you name it, we preserve it.  It all relates to winter – it is (literally) freezing cold for 6-7...

Bean salad//Pupiņu salāti

Bean salad

Bean salad (pupiņu salāti), in my opinion, is Latvian equivalent of fast food: it is cheap, fast and easy to make, but without the greasy aftertaste. There are several variations...

Potato salad

Potato salad

In most parts of the world ‘salad’ means something light, green and healthy; an entree or a side dish. Salad in Latvia usually is like a meal on its own,...