Remembering green summer days


Park Prirode Papuk Jankovac

After gray and rain of recent days, I needed a little green. 

The photos were taken this summer in Jankovac, a Croatian Nature Park.  

cucumber salad with sour cream and paprika

Krastavac salata

This salad looks awful, but it is by far the salad more characteristic of Croatian tradition.

the salad is seasoned with sour cream (another essential ingredient of Croatian cuisine) and sweet paprika. Another ingredient is raw garlic, finely chopped. I leave the garlic in vinegar for half an hour, so as to kill him softly. 


Another flavor that often appears in many dishes is fresh dill. It's a very easy plant to grow, and also very beautiful to behold. In my garden now it has become almost weed. Planted in pots grows even in winter. But if you don’t have fresh dill, you can use dry dill.


This is by far my favorite salad. 




1 clove of garlic

1 teaspoon of sweet paprika

1 sprig of dill

2-3 tablespoons sour cream






Peel and slice the cucumber. Salt and leave them half an hour/an hour  to lose water.

Finely chop the garlic and leave it half an hour/ an hour in vinegar. If you have fear of raw garlic, you can rub a clove on the surface of the salad bowl. 

Lightly squeeze cucumbers to remove excess water. Add sour cream, garlic with vinegar, olive oil, paprika and chopped dill.

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