Guatemalan Fiambre Salad
A celebration salad platter of marinated cooked vegetables, cold cuts, cured meats, cheese, eggs, pickles that is traditionally eaten once a year on All Saints Day but worth creating occasions to share with your family and friends.
- Prep time: 120-240 min
- Makes: 10 to 12
- Cook time: 60 min
1/12 of recipe
- Potassium*.750 mg
- Saturated Fat.12 g
- Fat.48 g
- Cholesterol.235 mg
- Carbohydrates.29 g
- Fibre.6 g
- Sugars.9 g
- Protein.25 g
- Sodium.1630 mg
|1 1/4 cup / 300 ml||olive oil|
|1 cup / 250 ml||lightly packed fresh parsley leaves|
|3/4 cup / 175 ml||white wine vinegar|
|2||green onions, roughly chopped|
|2 tbsp / 30 ml||capers|
|2 tbsp / 30 ml||Dijon mustard|
|2||large cloves garlic, minced|
|1 tbsp / 15 ml||honey|
|2 tsp / 10 ml||minced fresh ginger|
|1 tsp / 5 ml||salt|
|12 cup||assorted chopped vegetables such as cauliflower florets, carrots, asparagus, green beans, baby potatoes|
|1 can / 540 ml||chickpeas, drained and rinsed|
|1||head leaf lettuce|
|2 cup / 500 ml||diced cooked beets or pickled beets (optional)|
|1 kg / 2.2 pound||assorted pre-cooked sausages and deli meats (such as Spanish chorizo, hot dogs, ham, salami and mortadella), thinly sliced or cut into bite-sized pieces|
|300 g / 10 oz||cooked, peeled shrimp (optional)|
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|125 g / 4 oz||crumbled Queso Fresco or shaved|
|Spanish olives, gherkins, hearts of palm and radish flowers|
Caldillo (Marinade/Dressing): Combine olive oil, parsley, vinegar, green onion, capers, mustard, garlic, honey, ginger and salt.
Vegetables: Cook vegetable, in batches by type, in a large pot of boiling salted water until fork tender (about 6 to 10 minutes depending on the vegetable). Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Combine all cooked vegetables and chickpeas in a large bowl; pour over 1 1/4 cup/300 ml dressing and gently stir to combine. Marinate for at least 8 hours or up to 2 days.
Assembly: Line a large platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange half of the marinated vegetables on the platter; scatter over beets (if using). Top with half of the meats. Repeat with a second layer of vegetables and meats. Garnish with shrimp (if using), quartered eggs, cheese, olives, gherkins, hearts of palm and radish flowers.
Serve platter with crusty bread and remaining dressing on the side.
Fiambre comes in several varieties: red (includes beets), white and "build your own", where each ingredient is served in bowls separately rather than on a platter.
Traditional family recipes for Fiambre can include from 50 to 100 ingredients and take days to prepare. This recipe is a streamlined approach, and, of course, you can choose to include only the ingredients you and your family like.
If you prefer to avoid cured meats, some or all of the sausages and deli meats can be replaced with sliced, cooked chicken breast or cooked roast pork.
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