Recipe for Salata me Kolokasi – Greek Taro Root Salad

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Although it has fallen a little out of favor, taro root is grown in places throughout Greece, especially on islands such as Ikaria. Where it was once a staple food, now it is replaced by other starches. However, recipes such as this salad are still prepared wherever taro root can be found fresh.

Salata Kolokasi Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds taro root, peeled and scrubbed under cold water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped, fresh parsley
  • 10 pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 recipe ladolemono

Directions for Taro Root Salad:

Peel the taro root with a paring knife and cut off the stem. Cut into 1-2-inch cubes.

Fill a pot with water and add a few pinches of salt. Add the taro cubes to the pot. Set the heat to medium and bring to a boil with the pot uncovered. When it boils, set the heat to low and simmer until the taro root is soft. This should take about 15 minutes.

Strain the taro root through a colander and then rinse with cold water. Add the taro root to a serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss in the onion, celery, parsley, and olives. Toss in the ladolemono and serve.

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