Star Fruit Salad


Today Gustavo Pasquini brings you another of his recipes, this time a light and tasty salad with a very special ingredient, The Star Fruit.

The Star Fruit is a native fruit from India, rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron, but not only, it contains vitamins A, C and B complex. It is a fruit full of benefits, strengthens the immune system and helps fight A fever and stimulates the appetite, all about it the large amount of oxalic acid that contains its composition.

In India and China, the Star Fruit is much consumed as dessert, but not only the ripe fruit, it is also consumed green in salads and even its flowers are used in these dishes. In Portugal, it is still a little unknown fruit, difficult to find and often its price is also not the most affordable. However, there are already some areas of the country where we can find them at a very nice price, just search well.


Today I decided to make a tasty “Tropical salad of Star Fruit,Radishes,Tangerine”. They will serve: (For two people)


8 radishes (finely sliced in quarters);

– 1 star fruit (sliced);

– 3 bouches of onion (chopped);

– ½ lemon juice;

– 2 teaspoons cider vinegar;

– 2 teaspoons mustard;

– 1 teaspoon of honey;

– 1 teaspoon of English sauce;

– About 3 tablespoons of olive oil;

– Salt and pepper to taste;



1- First, in a salad bowl, combine the radishes, the carambola and the onion, along with the lemon juice.

2- In a separate bowl, add the cider vinegar, the mustard, the honey and the English sauce, season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Once all this is well mixed add the olive oil to the wire, stirring constantly with a wire stick or a fork, until a thick vinaigrette is obtained.

3- It finishes being tempered the salad with the vinaigrette and Mexirica (Optional).

4- This is an excellent salad to accompany meat dishes and rich dishes with some fat.

An excellent accompaniment. Try it.




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