One thing I know is that you cannot have too many salad recipes. It is always great to come across one with refreshing ingredients and flavour profiles that tantalize the taste buds. This is one one them. I wanted to create a salad that had all the festive colours of Christmas and New Year’s and yet still had flavours that were true blue Caribbean. It is a VERY simple, effortless salad (as most of our recipes are) but looks rather impressive and tastes absolutely delectable. It is fresh, with great texture and slightly sweet- like how life should be.
Tropical Christmas Salad
This salad makes me want to talk in the sing-song cadence for which our Caribbean accents are famous. I am literally home. Coconut is a huge part of Caribbean cuisine and in Jamaica, it is a star in so many different dishes from sweet to savoury. Pomegranates are loved by children across the island and were a favourite fruit from my own childhood so putting them together here is simply magical for me. Salads can get pretty monotonous day to day and when you are serving several dishes in one meal, can often be overlooked. It ought not be. In fact, this year, let salad be one of the featured acts at your dining table. This one definitely makes the grade.
- 1 large bag Baby spinach
- 1 bag mixed baby salad greens
- 2 handfuls flat parsley leaves
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- ½-cup pomegranate seeds
- Lime Dressing:
- tablespoon lime juice
- tablespoons sunflower oil
- salt and pepper to taste