Friday 11 December 2015

Tesco Festive Food Swap - Sałatka Jarzynowa

I love trying new recipes, So I was extremely delighted to take part in Tesco's Festive Food Swap, It's a great chance to try a signature festive dish from another country. It's a real insight to see what other families from around the world will be tucking into on Christmas Day. I was excited to try Sałatka Jarzynowa, For many Polish people this traditionally cooked vegetable salad reminds them of their childhood, It has been part of Polish tradition since time began, and most cannot imagine Christmas holidays without it.

5 Large potatoes
3 Large carrots
1 Parsnip
1 Apple
5 Boiled eggs
1 Small tin of green peas
1 Large tin of sweetcorn
1 Jar of gherkins
Mayonnaise - Amount varies to taste
1 small onion (optional)
Salt, pepper and sugar to taste

Wash the carrots, parsnip and potatoes and cook them in their skins in a large of salted water, Make sure you don't overcook the potatoes as you want them firm.
Drain and let everything cool before peeling the vegetables. Dice into your desired size. Then peel the apple and dice and add it to the vegetable mix, Drain the canned sweetcorn and peas and add to the vegetables. Now dice the gherkins. In a large bowl gently mix all of the ingredients together, add the mayonnaise, salt, sugar and pepper to taste mix again until Incorporated,

It was a real delight to cook a traditional Polish dish which was shared by Agata who blogs at

Polish Christmas Facts.

* Traditionally no food is eaten until the first star is seen in the sky.
* Christmas Eve is known as Wigilia.
* For Christmas dinner there are 12 dishes on the table, each dish is meant to give you good luck for the next 12 months and everyone has to eat (or at least try) some of each dish.

Tesco has a host of Christmas foods and recipe inspirations to make your Christmas perfect, So you can share your signature dish this Christmas, Visit Tesco World Foods and Tesco Christmas for more information.