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 ½ 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
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice or white vinegar
1 cup cooked dasheen, diced
1 ½ 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
½ 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.
- 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.