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1. Gather the ingredients

  • a bunch of grelo flowers
  • a bunch of red lettuce
  • half red onion
  • half lemon
  • a handful of raisins
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • marine salt
  • pepper

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2. Prep the lettuce

Wash the red lettuce in a bowl with water and a few drops of vinegar, leave for a few minutes and drain (this will get rid of bacteria and removes pesticides, in case you are not choosing organic). Cut the core and drain (salad spinners work best). Chop and set aside.

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3. Remove the grelo flowers

Remove all grelo flowers from the stems, but save the leaves, which you can also eat, although we are not including them in this recipe.

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4. Wash the flowers

Wash and gently drain the yellow flowers in water and vinegar, like you did with the lettuce. Slightly chop and set aside.

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5. Cut the red onion thinly

Cut the onion in half lengthways from bulb end to tip and remove the skin. Soak them in water to reduce tears and wash off the sulfenicĀ acids. Place it on a chopping board facing downwards and cut it lengthways, at a slight angle and into very fine slices (as red onion is very strong).

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6. Serve

Place the red lettuce on a plate, first, then add the onion and grelo flowers. Sprinkle some raisins and lemon zest (for extra brightness) and add some lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and why not, a creamy sunflower seed dressing.

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