Ensalada de Bacalao
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Ensalada de Bacalao

Bright and tangy, this classic salted cod ensalada is the perfect healthy side or main dish.

Dec 12, 2022

By: Chef Yadira Garcia | @happyhealthylatina

Ensalada de bacalao is a beloved dish in my home and in the homes of so many familias. If you're not familiar with this dish, you're in for a mouthwatering sopresa! This classic dish features bacalao or salted cod (also used to make bacalaítos) marinated in a tangy dressing with root veggies like carrots and potatoes.

Bacalao, salted cod, salad, peppers, onions, Adobo

While ensalada de bacalao appears typically during Lent, when meat isn't eaten on Fridays, it's earned its rightful place on holiday tables as a side dish. But, I promise you, it can also be the star of any show! I like to add chayote or tayota squash to my ensalada de bacalao – one of my favorite island ingredients.

Bacalao ingredients, potato, chayote squash, carrot, peppers, onions.

What I love about this dish is that outside of the time it takes to soak your bacalao, it's so simple to put together and it delivers a big impact with a punchy vinaigrette and the beautiful, bright colors of all the ingredients coming together. I always like to make a little extra to ensure I have some leftovers for a healthy lunch or dinner the next day! 

rinsing bacalao, rinsing salted cod

Chef Yadi cooking, making bacalao, making ensalada, Adobo, Loisa

Ensalada de bacalo, salted cod salad, plating food