Leek-Apple-Walnut Salad

Leek-Apple-Walnut Salad

Every week, I post one recipe from Latviešu ēdieni.

Latvian salads incorporating sour cream or mayonnaise as a dressing for a combination of vegetables are quite popular. They're easy to throw together, go with most anything and surprisingly tasty. This one is based on a very simple leek-apple salad in Latviešu ēdieni that we had with vareniky.

Leek-Apple-Walnut Salad [printable recipe]

Adapted from Latviešu ēdieni
Serves 2

  • 1 leek, sliced thinly
  • 1 small Granny Smith or other tart apple, cored, sliced into chunks
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 4 radishes, chopped
  • 1/4 c walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, diced (optional)
  • dash of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • sour cream1

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add enough sour cream to just bring the salad together.


  1. You can also use mayonnaise or a combination of the two.