Baccala Salad

Baccala` Salad: a very simple salad for your Christmas Eve dinner as well as on Good Friday. So easy and so good!

Baccala Salad


For 2 Person(s)

For the Salad:

  • 1 pound dry baccala`
  • 1/2 cup Gaeta or Kalamata olives
  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 head of fennel
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Before you can cook dried Baccala` you need to remove the saltiness from it. The process to remove the saltiness is to put it in fresh cold water for 12-24 hours, depending on its thickness. Change the water several times during the process.
  2. Boil a pot of water and once the water boils drop the Baccala` in it.
  3. Let it boil for about 5 minutes. A bit longer if the pieces are thick.
  4. Remove the Baccala` from the pan and rinse it under cold water.
  5. With your hands break the Baccala in lumps and put in a bowl.
  6. Add the olives, chopped celery, the fennel sliced thin and the parsley. Mix well.
  7. Add the red onion sliced very fine and the chopped garlic.
  8. Add salt & pepper s desired.
  9. Add 1/2 cup of EV olive oil and the juice of 1 large lemon.
  10. Toss well, cover  and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  11. Serve!

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Thursday, 14 December 2017
Making this today for meatless Friday.My Aunt midge made this every Christmas Eve.loved it! - Stefanc
Thursday, 08 September 2016
I\'ve been wanting a simple Baccala recipe. I will try this. Sounds delicious. Thanks:) - AllyD
Thursday, 08 September 2016
My family LOVED this last Christmas so much so I am making it again this year!! This salad along wit...
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- fitfreak3
Thursday, 08 September 2016
This recipe sounds and looks good. I guess that mine is much simpler. I just do the Baccala and just...
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- spend1us
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Extremely easy and good tasting Thank you - bcalabro1