Starfruit Salad, Ensalada de Carambola

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Juliann Esquivel
from Florida City, FL

This light and refreshing salad is different, in that it is both sweet and tart with delicious garlic, and tomato undertones. Starfruits are sweet and tart and very juicy. They are native home grown all over south Florida. A homemade vinegrette is prepared and poured over everything. Enjoy

serves 5/6
prep time 10 Min


  •   1 large
    fresh rinsed green leaf lettuce, torn in pieces
  •   5 large
    radishes sliced thin
  •   1 large
    whole ripe tomato sliced in quarters and then the quarters sliced again
  •   1/2 medium
    sweet onion sliced thin
  •   2 medium
    large ripe starfruits sliced
    lemon/lime honey vinegrette
  •   2 clove
    fresh minced garlic, minced fine
  •   1 large
    lemon, juiced
  •   1 large
    lime, juiced
  •   2 Tbsp
  •   1/4 c
    light olive oil
  •   1/2 tsp
  •   1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper

How To Make

  • 1
    Rinse, spin dry if possible leaf lettuce, tear in pieces. Add the radishes, onion, tomatos,and starfruit.
  • 2
    Next in a medium bowl add the juice of the lemon and lime. Add to this the honey, minced garlic, salt and pepper. With a wire wisk, wisk real well then add the olive oil in a light stream wisking until well incorporated into the lemon/lime juice.
  • 3
    Pour the vinegrette over the salad toss well and serve. Check for salt and pepper seasoning. Enjoy.

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