General Side Dishes & Salads


Everytime I visit a Heuriger, I really look forward to order Black Salsify Salad there. Because black salsifies are quite rare in Viennese restaurants and also not easy to find in supermarkets, they are kind of special to me.

black salsify salad

Tipps for preparation of black salsify salad

For this salsify salad I had to use precooked bottled salsifies, since the season is already over. But if you one day stumble upon some fresh salsify, I would go for it – it pays off (and is very healthy too)!

The season for black salsifies is from October to April. For the preparation of fresh black salsifies you should wear gloves because your hands can get black otherwise. First, they should be peeled, after peeling, they are boiled in salted water (with a bit of lemon juice) until they are soft but still “al dente”.

With the black salsifies out of the glass, of course there is no need for the peeling and cooking stuff. But the fresh ones surely taste better and are more healthy.


Black Salsify Salad

Quick and easy recipe for traditional Austrian black salsify salad with sour cream and yoghurt.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course salad
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 4 Portions (side dish)
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 glass black salsifies with fresh ones, more preparation time
  • 4 tbsp. natural yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1-2 tbsp. Herbal Vinegar or other light vinegar
  • pepper
  • salt
  • chives


  • Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing in the salad bowl. (Put aside some chives for decoration) Add salt and pepper to taste. Strain the water of the bottled salsifies and wash them. Slice and mix with dressing. Sprinkle some chives on top.


Serving: 100gCalories: 100kcal
Keyword black salsifies
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