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Sorrel and Fresh Fruit Salad


Soups and Salads


Recipe from Ciao Italia Family Classics



The French use sorrel to make soup, but I use it all spring and into the fall as part of Mediterranean-style salads, such as this one that is perfect when combined with fruit. The spinach-like leaves have a decidedly lemon flavor that bursts into a refreshing taste. If you can't find sorrel, substitute spinach and add a squirt of fresh lemon juice.

Number of Servings

Serves 4


2 cups rinsed, dried and stemmed sorrel leaves, torn into pieces
1 large Pink Lady apple, cored and diced
1 large Cortland apple, cored and diced
1 Bosc pear, cored and diced
2 dried figs, stemmed and cut into small pieces
_ cup chopped walnuts
1_ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
Fine sea salt, to taste

Preparation - Directions

1. Combine the sorrel, apples, pear, figs and walnuts in a salad bowl.

2. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar and salt. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine well. Serve immediately.