Make-your-own-salad bars have sprouted up almost everywhere and introduced the idea that almost anything goes when creating a salad. Vibrant fresh produce doesn’t always come to mind during the winter months. However, surprisingly enough there are amazing seasonal winter produce that can be combined to create crisp, fresh, crowd-pleasing salads.
Sunchokes add a crisp component to this savory winter salad. The contrast in color and texture also makes for a great presentation.
Capers add a distinct and savory flavor to this salad. Capers are sun dried and brined buds of a flower mainly found in the Mediterranean. They are briny and salty, similar to an olive and come in a variety of sizes. If desired, lessen the saltiness by running the capers under cold water. Capers are available in most supermarkets and grocery stores in glass jars and cans.
The bitterness of the endive, the sweetness of the citruses, and the tang of the lime and mint, bursts onto the palate, giving the dish a refreshing delicious flavor. Mojito, a well known cocktail which utilizes rum, mint and lime, is the inspiration for the dressing in this striking salad.
As seen in the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Bitayavon Winter 2011) - Subscribe Now