On a Sunday morning, while staring at the fridge in wonder as to what I shall be cooking, the available ingredients said to me “make a Provision salad”. I certainly wasn’t going to make the run off the mill potato salad for the millionth time…I must say it gets boring after a while. Don’t you think? So I had a piece of dasheen and two eddoes staring at me and that is when the idea hit me… We’re always making potato salad to accompany our Sunday meal. Why not try a salad using provision? Indeed anything is possible.
And so the idea was born and I got to work. I didn’t want to overdo it so I managed to use only 1 cup of dasheen (taro) and 1 1/2 cup of eddoes. I used more eddoes since it had a smoother texture and would complement the more solid texture of the dasheen. Things were looking up as I chopped the seasonings I wanted to use. Of course, Mr Chadon Beni had to be most present.
As I got around to making the provision salad I did some more rummaging in the fridge and got an end of parsley and chive so why not add those too! Eventually after adding a dash of this and a bit of that I finally got a recipe I was pleased with. In fact the wifey gave me a two thumbs up too.
In true Simply Trini Cooking style I always welcome any variations you may have. One thing you may notice is that this salad will have a mayonnaise taste to it. But where’s the mayonnaise? Hmm! Here’s Provision Salad Trini style.
Provision Salad Recipe
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice or white vinegar
1 cup cooked dasheen, diced
1 1/2 cup cooked eddoes, diced
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 tbsp chive, chopped
2 tbsp chadon beni, chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. mustard
1/2 onion, grated
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
Boil the provision and dice.
In a bowl combine oil and vinegar.
Add the diced provision and egg, stir. Then cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Add the remaining ingredients (chive, chadon beni, parsley, mustard, onion, salt and white pepper) and mix.
Garnish with parsley, chive or sweet pepper. Serve cold.
Hope you liked my simple provision salad that anyone can make; more to come.