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Lulu's Hibiscus Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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


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


  1. 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.