HEARTY CHRISTMAS SALAD with SPICY SALTFISH VINIAGRETTE

Complexity:  Easy

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 large kale leaves, stems removed, chopped
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup cooked orzo
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 – 2 apples, thinly sliced, sprinkled with a little lime juice
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 10 – 15 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • SALTFISH DRESSING
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Nice and Spicy Saltfish
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with the lime juice.
  2. Add the orzo pasta and mix into the greens. Add the red onion, apples, raisins and tomatoes and toss well. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds.
  3. For the dressing: In a small bowl add the vinegar. Add the mustard, garlic, saltfish, salt and black pepper. Mix together until combined. Add the olive oil in a stream, whisking constantly while adding so that the oil will emulsify. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  4. When ready to serve, drizzle in the saltfish vinaigrette a little at a time and toss lightly to incorporate, so that the salad is not over dressed. Serve any extra dressing on the side.