A holiday tradition in my kitchen (whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or the first day of baseball season… a holiday in our house) is based on a recipe I saw Emeril do years ago on Emeril Live. He made a Relish Tray Salad and I tried my own version the very next day.
The beautiful thing about making a relish tray salad is that you can pretty much add or take away anything your little heart desires. And easy? Trust me, nothing’s easier.
Basically, you buy jars of your favorite relish tray delicacies such as:
- Baby Dill Pickles
- Pickled cocktail onions
- Blanched baby carrots
- Blanched green beans
- Pickled Cherry Peppers
- Pickled Okra
Place everything into a large glass bowl (or any bowl for that matter, glass simply looks spectacular). For extra flavor, add a little olive oil. The colors are beautiful, the flavors are Heavenly, and everyone has a lot of fun finding their favorites lovelies.
You could even add some red pepper flakes if you wanted to make it pop.