Nutritionists claim that the most useful foods are seasonal. This idea is very widespread in Ukrainian traditional cuisine, which includes many recipes with fresh, natural, and affordable ingredients. So if you would like to taste nutritious foods rich in vitamins and minerals, try these fall Ukrainian recipes.
Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamins of groups B, C, and E. Ukrainian national cuisine has many recipes for pumpkin soup, and here is a universal one.
Stir the peeled and sliced pumpkin and onion with the addition of water. In 15-20 minutes, mash the mass. Add rice, chopped bell pepper, pumpkin pieces, and some water. Boil until rice becomes soft. In 2-3 minutes before the end of cooking, add sour cream.
Goat cheese salad
This vegetable salad is rich in vitamins and minerals. Its neutral taste is excellently accentuated with goat cheese slices and honey dressing.
To prepare this salad, bake pumpkin and beets separately in the oven. Grind them, and mix with spinach and goat cheese. Dress with the a sauce made of honey and olive oil. Use salt, pepper, and garlic to season the salad.
Champignons and some other mushrooms are sold year-round but fresh wild mushrooms like honey mushrooms are available only in the fall. This mushroom is a source of vitamins C, PP, E, and B as well as various micronutrient elements. It is believed that honey mushrooms can “compete” with fish in the amount of calcium and phosphorus content.
To bake this mushroom pie, knead the classic yeast dough. Arrange the dough in a baking tray, put fried mushrooms above and cover the pie with a second layer of dough. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
Pie with plums and cinnamon
For this juicy sweet dessert, you’ll need fresh plums. This fruit is known to contain a lot more minerals and vitamins than apples and pears. Plums contain iron, iodine, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and plenty of vitamin B2.
To make the plum pie, knead the dough using flour, eggs, butter, milk, and sugar. Arrange the dough in a baking tray, lay out the halves of the plums above, slightly pressing them into the dough, sprinkle the fruits with sugar and cinnamon. Put small pieces of butter on top. Bake the pie in the oven for 45 minutes.
Ukrainians widely use cranberry in desserts, as this berry contains many organic acids, vitamins, and other nutrients.
To prepare the traditional jam, it is necessary to mix cranberries with lemon juice and sugar and leave them for 6-8 hours to extract the juice. Next, add grated apple and lemon zest to the cranberry and boil the mass for 30 minutes.
And now tell us in the comments what is your favorite seasonal dish)
An interesting question to think about
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