Saltfish Buljol


A favorite Sunday morning breakfast on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. Saltfish can be found in many grocery stores, ask your grocer to help you locate it. Serve this dish with sliced hard boiled eggs or simply serve with toast.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces salted cod fish

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • 6 leaves lettuce

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced


  1. To remove excess salt from the fish, bring the fish to a boil in a large pot of water. Drain the water, and repeat the process. Drain the fish, flake, and press liquid out.

  2. In a large skillet, saute oil, onions, tomatoes, and peppers for 2 minutes. Mix in flaked saltfish, lemon juice, and hot pepper. Cook mixture at a low heat until the moisture has almost completely evaporated.

  3. Pile the mixture into the center of a serving dish, and arrange lettuce and avocado around it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
23g Fat
18g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 4002mg 174%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 106mg 529%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1578mg 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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