Hands down, there is literally no one in Poland that hasn’t tried pomidory ze śmietaną (also known as sałatka pomidorowa) at least once in their lives. Polish creamy tomato salad recipe is so popular that I needed some time to figure out that some people living abroad may not know it.
This dish is fast, easy to make, and what’s the most important- DELICIOUS! The key to getting the perfect creamy tomato salad is good quality of veggies.
It’s easy to achieve in the summer but a little bit more difficult in the wintertime. However, there are some tricks that will make even the hard and pale tomatoes eatable. Keep on reading to find out what to do to have yummy, ripe tomatoes regardless of the season.
How To Store Tomatoes?
Never keep tomatoes in the fridge!
The reason is simple- tomatoes are growing in how countries, so keeping them in the fridge will make them tasteless.
What’s more, studies have shown, that bringing them back to the room temperature after keeping in the fridge for a while, will not make bring their taste back. The damages are irreversible.
Keep tomatoes in the warm, dark place.
It’s easy to love tomatoes in the summer. However, what you usually get in the supermarket are hard and pale veggies that don’t taste like tomatoes at all… What to do to make them eatable?
Place them inside the kitchen cabinet/ cupboard for a couple of days. The room temperature will make them ripe and gain flavors.
Check out also my cold stuffed tomatoes recipe.
What To Serve Creamy Tomato Salad With?
It can be served with virtually everything. Here are some of the most popular ways of serving creamy tomato salad in Poland:
Polish Creamy Tomato Salad Recipe
- 2 big ripe tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 4 tbsps of sour cream
- Wash and dice the tomatoes.
- Peel and dice the onion.
- Put tomatoes and onion inside the bowl and add salt.
- If you have time, wait for a while for the tomatoes to release their juice.
- If you are in a hurry, add sour cream, and mix all the ingredients together.
If you want the dish to have fewer calories, you can use natural/ Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
You can skip an onion or add chives instead.
The salad tastes best when served fresh. It won't be as good after and hour or two.
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