Lulu's Hibiscus Salad

TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 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 head romaine 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
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    Directions

    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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