You can eat this healthy, exotic and tropical South African native fruit in salads, juices, stews, roasted, in bread, or simply, cut them in half and eat them fresh. Your choice. But I guarantee you that you will love this fruit any way you decide to eat it.
Red Tamarillo Salad With Basil
It is South American native but you can grow it in your back yard from seed or a small plant bought in a nursery in your area.
It is a small-growing shrub or semi-woody tree reaching heights between 10-18 feet (3-5.5 mts.).
Tamarillo trees bloom in early spring, producing fragrant pink flowers. These blooms will eventually give way to small, oval or egg-shaped fruit, reminiscent of plum tomatoes—hence the tomato tree’s name.
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- 2 English cucumbers (sliced into rounds)
- 1 red onion (thinly sliced)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped)
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- Green onion and fresh dill
- In a small bowl, combine sour cream, greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, and dill. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir and set aside.
- Slice cucumbers into thin rounds or half rounds if using large cucumbers. Place in a large mixing bowl.
- Add thinly sliced onion. Just before serving stir sauce into the salad and mix to coat cucumbers.
- After adding sauce, the salad will stay fresh for about 2-3 hours, after which it needs to be refrigerated.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and dill before serving.