Surowka z Selera (Celery Salad)

I have come across a bunch of different type of salads, but I don’t think celery salad had ever been one of them. The concept is not as simple as taking any stalk of celery and slicing it to make a salad. Rather, it’s a Polish style recipe that comes in a jar and has a very acidic flavour to it. I know, that sounds questionable, but many good things come out of jars!

Surowka z Selera

Other than using a majority of the contents in the jar to compose the salad, you can enhance it by adding some mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and small, cut up pieces of boiled egg. Sometimes you can add small pieces of canned pineapple into this salad as well to make it a bit sweeter. The result is a lovely side salad that has some zing to it. I originally thought the salad contained scallions because it had this somewhat (good) burning sensation, similar to what it’s like eating a raw onion, but apparently it’s the vinegar that creates that sensation. It’s interesting, but maybe it’s because I love to eat onions.

This salad goes well with all sorts of meat dishes, but I would also eat it on its own. It’s delicious, it’s healthy and it’s definitely different from your typical leafy green salad. 🙂




9 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve had it in Brussels years ago, where they love to add it to sandwiches. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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    1. Rini says:

      Ooh, good idea. Thanks Ronit!

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  2. Eva says:

    I don’t know where you took the name from, but the correct Polish spelling would be “selera” – seler is Polish for celery and the word in the name of the salad takes a case ending 😉

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    1. Rini says:

      Ah good to know. Corrected!

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      1. Eva says:

        You’re welcome 🙂 good to put my polish skills to good use 😀

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      2. Rini says:

        Kudos! I know it’s not an easy language. I’m trying to pick it up on my own. Lol

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      3. Eva says:

        Good luck!! I seriously admire you. Were it not for the fact that my mother is polish I would have never learned the language 😀

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      4. Rini says:

        Thanks Eva! 🙂

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