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Easy and Delicious Breadfruit Salad with Shallots and Parsley

Breadfruit with Vinaigrette

Elevate Your Culinary Skills with Breadfruit: Try This Lip-Smacking Breadfruit with Shallots and Parsley Vinaigrette recipe.

I combine breadfruit with shallots and parsley vinaigrette, creating a burst of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Why breadfruit, you ask? Apart from being delicious, breadfruit is packed with essential nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A and C. It’s also low in fat and cholesterol, making it a great choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet.

With its creamy texture and mildly sweet taste, breadfruit is the perfect canvas for experimenting with flavors and creating culinary masterpieces. I pair this exotic fruit with shallots and a tangy parsley vinaigrette to bring out the best in this exotic fruit.

The combination of the caramelized shallots and the herbaceous vinaigrette complements the breadfruit, creating a dish that is both satisfying and mouthwatering. So, why not take a culinary adventure and try this breadfruit recipe? Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll be amazed at how easily you can take your cooking skills to the next level. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this delightful and innovative dish.

Health benefits

Breadfruit is a nutritious food that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It has a number of health benefits, including:

  • Weight loss: Breadfruit is low in calories and fat and a good fiber source. This makes it a good food for people trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Blood sugar control: Breadfruit is a good source of resistant starch, a type of fiber that helps slow down sugar absorption into the bloodstream. This can help to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, which is beneficial for people with diabetes or prediabetes.
  • Heart health: Breadfruit is a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. It is also a good source of magnesium, another mineral important for heart health.
  • Digestive health: Breadfruit is a good source of fiber, which is essential for digestive health. Fiber helps to keep the digestive system healthy by promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation.
  • Skin health: Breadfruit is a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, leading to premature aging and other health problems.
  • Bone health: Breadfruit is a good calcium source, an important mineral for bone health. Calcium helps to keep bones strong and healthy by preventing osteoporosis.

Breadfruit is a versatile and delicious fruit that can be enjoyed in many different ways. It can be eaten raw, cooked, or fried. It can also be used to make bread, chips, and other dishes. If you are looking for a healthy and nutritious food to add to your diet, breadfruit is a good choice.

Is breadfruit good to eat every day?

Yes, breadfruit is a good food to eat every day. It is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and it has a number of health benefits. However, it is important to eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need.

Breadfruit

How to select and store breadfruit

Breadfruit has a starchy, potato-like taste. When ripe, it can also taste slightly sweet and bread-like. It is a good source of fiber, providing almost half the daily recommended value in one serving. It is often served as a protein or snack side dish.

Here are some tips on how to select and store breadfruit:

  • Selecting:
    • Look for a breadfruit that is firm but not hard. The skin should be smooth and free of blemishes.
    • If you are buying a ripe breadfruit, it should give slightly when pressed.
    • Unripe breadfruit can be stored at room temperature for a few days. Ripe breadfruit should be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Storing:
    • To store breadfruit, wrap it in plastic wrap or place it in a sealed container.
    • If you are storing ripe breadfruit in the refrigerator, it may turn brown. This is normal and does not affect the taste.
    • To prevent breadfruit from browning, brush it with lemon or lime juice.

Here are some additional tips for storing breadfruit:

  • Breadfruit can also be frozen. To freeze breadfruit, cut it into cubes and place it in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When you are ready to use frozen breadfruit, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Breadfruit can also be dried. Cut breadfruit into thin slices and dry it in a dehydrator. Dehydrate for 6-8 hours or until the breadfruit is dry and brittle.
  • Dried breadfruit can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Shallots and parsley vinaigrette: a flavorful combination

Shallots and parsley vinaigrette is a flavorful combination. Shallots are a type of onion that have a mild, sweet flavor. They add a depth of flavor to vinaigrette, while parsley adds freshness and brightness.

This vinaigrette is a great dressing for salads, but it can also be used to drizzle on grilled vegetables, fish, or chicken. It is also a delicious dipping sauce for crudités.

Here are some tips for making shallot and parsley vinaigrette:

  • Use high-quality olive oil for the best flavor.
  • Mince the shallot as finely as possible. This will help to prevent the vinaigrette from being too grainy.
  • Use fresh parsley. Dried parsley will not have the same flavor.
  • Adjust the seasonings to your taste. If you like a more tangy vinaigrette, add more vinegar. If you like a more savory vinaigrette, add mustard.
  • Store the vinaigrette in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Ingredients for the breadfruit salad

Only a few ingredients are needed to make the dish.

  • 1 – 3 to 4-pound breadfruit
  • Vinegar such as white wine, champagne vinegar or rice wine
  • Salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Shallot minced
  • Fresh parsley
Breadfruit

Instructions for breadfruit salad

To make breadfruit salad with shallots and parsley vinaigrette:

  1. Prepare the breadfruit:
    • Cut the breadfruit in half lengthwise with a sharp knife.
    • Remove the core and cut the flesh into medium to large cubes.
    • Place the breadfruit cubes in a large pot and add water to cover.
    • Add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
    • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the breadfruit is tender.
  2. Make the vinaigrette:
    • Whisk together the vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
    • Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified.
    • Stir in the parsley and shallots.
  3. Assemble the salad:
    • Drain the breadfruit and transfer it to a large bowl.
    • Pour the vinaigrette over the breadfruit and toss to coat.
    • Serve immediately with a side of protein or vegetables.

Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when preparing this recipe:

  • Use a sharp knife when cutting the breadfruit.
  • Be careful not to overcook the breadfruit, as it can become mushy.
  • Store the vinaigrette in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes and Tips

  • Choose breadfruit that is firm but not hard. If the breadfruit is too hard, it won’t be easy to cook.
  • Peel the breadfruit before cooking. The skin is tough and not edible.
  • Use a sharp knife when cutting the breadfruit.
  • Cook breadfruit until it is tender. This will vary depending on the method of cooking.
  • Be careful not to overcook the breadfruit, as it can become mushy.
  • Store the vinaigrette in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Breadfruit can be added to many different dishes, such as stir-fries, curries, and salads.

Serving and presentation tips for the dish

Here are some serving and presentation tips:

  • Serve the salad immediately after making it so the breadfruit is still warm and the vinaigrette is fresh.
  • If you are serving the salad as a main course, you can add a side of protein, such as grilled chicken or fish.
  • If you are serving the salad as a side dish, you can add other vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, or carrots.
  • Garnish the salad with fresh herbs, such as parsley or mint.
  • Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.

Here are some additional tips for presentation:

  • Use a variety of colors and textures in your salad. This will make it visually appealing.
  • Use a serving platter that is the right size for your salad. This will help to create a balanced and visually appealing presentation.
  • If you are serving the salad as a main course, you can place it in the center of the table. If you are serving it as a side dish, you can place it on individual plates.
  • Add a few finishing touches to your salad, such as a drizzle of olive oil or a sprinkle of nuts. This will help to make it look more inviting.

Other recipes to try

If you are looking for a healthy and nutritious food to add to your diet, breadfruit is a good choice. However, it is important to eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need.

No matter how you choose to eat it, breadfruit is a delicious and healthy food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Breadfruit with Vinaigrette

Breadfruit with Shallots and Parsley Vinaigrette

This creamy breadfruit provides a tender base in this light and tangy vinaigrette, Parsley and shallots add depth of flavor, while olive oil and champagne vinegar pull it all together. A delicious, healthful addition to your dinner meal
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 983 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 – 3 to 4 pound breadfruit
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar such as white wine or champagne vinegar or rice wine
  • Salt
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 – 2 sprigs parsley finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • With a sharp knife, cut the breadfruit in half to easier peel off the skin.
  • Remove the core and cut in medium size to large size cubes.
  • Place the pieces into a large pot fill with water. Add salt and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the breadfruit until fully cooked.
  • While the the breadfruit are cooking, prepare the vinaigrette.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the vinegar and salt until the salt begins to dissolve.
  • Gradually add the oil while whisking rapidly. Whisk in the pepper, chopped parsley, and minced shallots. Taste the vinaigrette and add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Remove the breadfruit pieces from the water and mix while hot with the vinaigrette. Serve immediately with a side protein (meat, poultry or seafood) or vegetables only.

Notes

  • Choose breadfruit that is firm but not hard. If the breadfruit is too hard, it won’t be easy to cook.
  • Peel the breadfruit before cooking. The skin is tough and not edible.
  • Use a sharp knife when cutting the breadfruit.
  • Cook breadfruit until it is tender. This will vary depending on the method of cooking.
  • Be careful not to overcook the breadfruit, as it can become mushy.
  • Store the vinaigrette in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Breadfruit can be added to many different dishes, such as stir-fries, curries, and salads.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 983kcalCarbohydrates: 127gProtein: 6gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 41gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 2313mgFiber: 23gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 135mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 3mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Originally published August 17, 2017. Revised and updated.

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