Midsommar, or the summer solstice, is celebrated every year in Sweden on the longest day of the year. Abundant sunshine, flower garlands, maypoles, and the first picks of produce from the summer season mark the holiday. New potatoes, tiny and tender, abound on midsommar tables, but if you can’t find them, regular small potatoes will suffice. Gravlax, or cured salmon, is rich in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Eat enough of it and your skin will thank you too- the healthy fats help combat wrinkles and can give you a healthy glow. Serve this dish along side a fresh cucumber salad, and some pickled herring if you dare. Don’t forget to wash it down with a traditional celebratory glass of aquavit, which (in smaller doses) can help aid digestion. Fresh and lightly dressed, this recipe will leave you sprightly enough for a rousing round of Helan Går.
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