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Slovenian salads – Dandelion salad

During spring, Slovenians go picking, from untreated fields , young dandelion. Every Slovenian loves it ,I don’t think I heard someone that wasn’t waiting for regratova solata – dandelion salad. The picking is done now,while the dandelion is really young and it does require time to have, for picking it. You could get it, as well, from the Central Market in Ljubljana but I wouldn’t advice , it will hurt real Slovenian pride ! Dandelion has to be hand picked and only the best will make it to your table;) Like we had this P1070853aaa, fresh picked from clean fields around the city , to which we added some bits of other salads,as well.

But the “pièce de résistanceis this hot mixP1070862aaa of :  potatoes,kidney beans,apple vinegar, salt and zaseka – 

bacon jam,pork fat ! this mix is hot and meant to soften the dandelion and give the different taste that makes this salad P1070863aaaso special and loved by Slovenians 😉


4 comments on “Slovenian salads – Dandelion salad

  1. budgeteurotrip
    April 15, 2013

    great choice! in south italy we have a special variety, is naturally spiced and the colour is slightly red (maybe a mix with pepper?)


    • Mona Alexa
      April 15, 2013

      For that pork fat mix? this one had also some spices,but just a tiny quantity,we bought it.. not made it ourselves.. maybe is a difference also?:)


  2. gunnertravel
    April 19, 2013

    As a true Slovenian I do love regrat 😀


  3. Gina @ Oaxacaborn
    April 14, 2014

    I lived in Ljubljana as a little girl — and found your blog today by searching for “how to make dandelion salad from Slovenia”. I remember this wonderful flavor!


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