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    Benin Style Vegetable Salad

    Total Time:

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    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Member #610488's Note:

    Traditional Benin meals are not served in courses. Some families borrow a French custom and start meals with a plate of crudités--to add color to the meal. This recipe reflects this tradition.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Salad

    Vinaigrette

    Dipping Sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      To prepare salad, place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain. Place potatoes in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add cauliflower and broccoli. Cook 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain. Add cauliflower mixture to potatoes.
    3. 3
      Using a vegetable peeler, scrape carrots from tip to stem to make long ribbons. Add carrot to potato mixture, tossing gently to combine.
    4. 4
      Leave root and 1-inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain; cool. Trim off beet roots; rub off skins. Cut beets into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange lettuce and cabbage leaves alternately on a large platter.
    5. 5
      To prepare vinaigrette, combine thyme and next 5 ingredients (thyme through 1/8 teaspoon black pepper), stirring with a whisk. Add oil, stirring well to combine; drizzle vinaigrette over lettuce. Spoon potato mixture over lettuce; top with beets.
    6. 6
      To prepare dipping sauce, place chiles in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Place 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground chile in a medium bowl (reserve remaining ground chile for another use). Add cocktail sauce and remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine. Serve with vegetables.

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    Nutritional Facts for Benin Style Vegetable Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (448 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 122.6
     
    Calories from Fat 38
    31%
    Total Fat 4.3 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 2.6 mg
    0%
    Sodium 217.8 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.1 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    19%
    Sugars 6.5 g
    26%
    Protein 4.6 g
    9%

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    cabbage leaves

    seafood cocktail sauce

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