Sorrel is a small leafy green that is lemony in flavor (but not bitter) and nutritionally beneficial. It is easy to use and is readily available at Farmers Markets, especially in the spring. Sorrel adds mild lemon flavor to salads and soups. This salad is warming and invigorating!
For instructions on cleaning the sorrel, see “Cleaning leafy greens and other dirt-filled veggies” on the Food Prep Tips page.
Makes 4 cups
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
¾ tsp coarse salt
1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
3 cups chopped sorrel (measure after the chopping)
2 large tomatoes, chopped (3 cups)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped (1 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp flax seeds
- In a medium size bowl, add the balsamic vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper, and caraway seeds. Mix.
- Mix in the chopped sorrel.
- Mix in the tomatoes.
- Mix in the garlic.
- Add the flax seeds and mix well.
- Let sit for 1/2 hour. The sorrel reduces in size so you might want to put the salad in a smaller serving bowl.