Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gooseberry Salad

Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions. However, for some odd reason, I could not get away from thinking about gooseberries as little tomatoes. I decided to make a simple salad that would showcase their unique sweet, tart, and pungent flavor.
Makes 2 salads:

1 dozen gooseberries (halved)
1/4 red onion (sliced into half-moons & rinsed*)
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper

Whisk together the oil, vinegar, and honey. Add salt & pepper to taste. Add the onion to the mix and allow to marinate for 15 minutes. Add the greens and toss until well-coated. Divide salad between two plates and garnish with gooseberry halves, sea salt, and cracked pepper.

*Always rinse any onion slices that are to be served raw. This process removes that unpleasant acrid flavor that raw onion can sometimes have.


Bianca said...

I've never even seen a gooseberry but I like the name!

Mother (Re)produces. said...

They're bright orange! Are American gooseberries different than European gooseberries? Ours are green, sometimes purple. Never orange!

Aravind said...

That is so good.
I have got a similar recipe for pregnant women and those suffering from piles.
Hope this helps: