Salads and Soups
Besides the regular tossed/caesar salad, potato or breadfruit salad and coleslaw, some other tasty salads and greens may make it to the menu at Bajan gatherings. Cucumber, tomato or avocado or a combination of these are dressed with lime juice, salt, onion and a little hot pepper - 'pickled' is what we call it. Christophene, a sugarless member of the melon family, is an unusual and popular vegetable often served with cheese sauce, as is broccoli. Asparagus is eaten sauteed with a little butter and lime juice. Okra, famous for its role in southern American gumbo, is served sprinkled with a little fresh lime juice. These fresh greens are often combined with seafood or fresh fruits, onions or sweet pepper for a little extra kick.