There is nothing more delicious or dearer to the Moldovan soul than a summer salad made in the right way. There comes a moment when parents in Moldova will decide to plant a small garden with produce you would usually buy at a farmers’ market.
Spring salads have a special vibe, opening the season with fresh aromas after a long winter. The radish salad took it´s place on our table at Easter. In early spring, my mother used to come home from the local market with a bunch of nettle, radish and wild garlic. I like to add some sheep brânză [‘brɨnzə] (salty traditional cheese made of sheep´s milk) and sprinkle some lemon juice over. Here you’ll find the original recipe of one of my favorite spring salads.
My parents and their friends
had a tradition: on every 9th of May they used to celebrate the Victory Day by going to the same forest. We were doing the traditional for this day BBQ.
Also kids were picking up ramson and lilies of the valley. Since those times I remember the taste of ramson salad made by my mother.