The salad “Donskoy” brings you a piece of summer on the dining table in winter. It tastes crisp, fresh and incredibly delicious. Its peculiarity is that the vegetables are freshly put into the jar, and then the jar is heated. You can find a detailed salad “Donskoy” recipe with the exact quantities and step-by-step instructions here at the very bottom.
What is salad “Donskoy”?
Salad “Donskoy” is a dish of the Don Cossacks. It is pickled vegetables. The difference from other pickling recipes in this salad is that the vegetables are freshly put into preserving jars and cooked directly in the jars.
The recipe for the salad “Donskoy” was passed down from generation to generation by Don Cossacks and kept that way. In the course of time different variations of the dish were created.
The classic salad “Donskoy” was prepared with green tomatoes. Meanwhile, many recipes use ripe tomatoes.
Vegetables of your choice
For the salad “Donskoy” you can take different vegetables. For example, coarsely grated carrots fit very well. You can also add white cabbage cut into thin strips.
For a special taste, prepare the pickled vegetable salad with apples cut into cubes.
As for the amount of onions and garlic, you can adjust it according to taste. Also use any herbs of your choice.
Piece of summer on the plate
With this recipe you can enjoy a delicious salad from the regional vegetables even in winter. So you get a piece of summer on your plate on a cold day.
Since the vegetables are freshly put into the jars and then cooked, they taste crisp and fresh. When you open it in winter, the smell and taste of summer comes on the dining table.
How to serve salad “Donskoy”?
You can serve the salad “Donskoy” with various main dishes instead of a fresh vegetable salad. Especially with fried potatoes, boiled potatoes and mashed potatoes it tastes delicious, just like the pickled vegetable salad without vinegar.
As a cold appetizer, the pickled vegetable salad is just as good. You can enjoy it with freshly baked bread, for example baguette or baton.
This salad for the winter is
easy and quick to make,
delicious with main dishes or as an appetizer,
classic course of the Don Cossacks.
Easy salad “Donskoy” recipe
The recipe for the Don Cossack preserved vegetable salad is very simple. You just need to allow some time for it, during which the vegetables can draw juice.
First you prepare the vegetables, namely tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, garlic. You peel, clean, core them as needed. Then cut them into pieces and put them in a large bowl.
Finely chop the herbs and add them to the vegetables.
Then add salt, sugar, vegetable oil and vinegar to the vegetables, mix everything and let it sit for about 1 hour.
In each preserving jar add dried bay leaves and a few peppercorns. Then fill the jars with the vegetables up to the rim and pour the resulting vegetable juice over them. Put the sterilized lids on the jars without closing them.
Place a dish towel on the bottom of a large cooking pot and place the jars with the vegetable salad on top. Now fill the cooking pot with water so that the jars are almost covered. Leave about 2 – 3 cm free up to the lids.
Put the cooking pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Then simmer the jars with the salad for about 20 – 25 minutes if they are 500 ml. Boil smaller jars for a shorter time and larger ones for a longer time.
Carefully remove each jar from the water and close the lids tightly. Put the jars on the lids first and let them cool down.
How to make salad “Donskoy”: tips and tricks
To make cucumbers in the salad taste even crunchier later, you can put them whole in cold water for a few hours beforehand, similar to the refrigerator pickles recipe.
You can season the vegetable salad with spices of your choice.
Use any herbs to taste for the recipe.
You can also add carrots, cabbage or apples to the salad. Read more about it here above.
To prevent the jars from breaking during cooking, be sure to place a dish towel or hand towel on the bottom of the cooking pot.
The boiling time will depend on the size of your preserving jars. You should simmer 500 ml large jars with the salad for about 20 – 25 minutes. 1 l canning jars need about 35 – 40 minutes.
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The salad "Donskoy" brings you a piece of summer on the dining table in winter. It tastes crisp, fresh and incredibly delicious. Its peculiarity is that the vegetables are freshly put into the jar, and then the jar is heated. With this recipe you can make the salad "Donskoy" at home.