Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Hibiscus Salad:
  • 1 cup/250 ml dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup/125 ml olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

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In a pot of boiling water, cook the hibiscus flowers for 20 minutes. Strain and set aside. For the dressing, in a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic. Thin with a little water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. In a bowl, mix the tomatoes, cilantro leaves, lettuces and onions with the drained hibiscus flowers. Add some dressing and mix again. Season with salt and pepper. 

Cook's Note

Hibiscus flowers bring a nice acidity to this salad.

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