Have you tried hibiscus salad?

@thelme55 (11834)
Germany
September 25, 2016 10:19am CST
Well, I am new to hibiscus tea drinking and I love it. I even made hibiscus tea when my siblings came to us for family bonding. At first they were sceptical because they have not heard about hibiscus or gumamela tea. Yesterday, I was making eggplant salad but the appearance of the salad was not appetising to me due to its color. So, I went to the garden and harvested 2 hibiscus flowers. I washed them and put them on my eggplant salad. It was the first time I added hibiscus to my eggplant salad. It was so delicious. Have you tried eating hibiscus salad? Btw, how was your weekend? Mine was good. We were practising our dance for my fathers birthday next month. Have a lovely new week to all. P.S. I keep on trying adding photo but until now no success. I hope later.
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@LadyDuck (121834)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 16
They sold hibiscus flowers last year to decorate the cocktails, but they are very expensive, so I did not buy.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
I would not buy that either. I think I will dry hibiscus flowers here and will bring them to Germany @LadyDuck so I can still drink this tea. I have seen in you tube that dried hibiscus were used for making salad. I just used mine fresh.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
@LadyDuck yes, it is too cold to plant hibiscus in our countries.
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@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
Is the hibiscus flower proven to be edible ?
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
Yes, it is proven @SIMPLYD. You can see some recipes online. ThereĀ“s a restaurant in Bohol who is serving food with hibiscus flowers. I have read it online. With regards to tea, hibiscus tea are sold in Germany and in some other countries.
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@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
@thelme55 Oh i see . And how does the gumamela flower tastes . The flower has this saliva like juice .
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD it tasted good and it was crunchy as a salad . The flower has only a slimy texture when make as a tea but the tea itself is not slimy at all. You have to throw the slimy flower anyway before drinkng the tea.
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@sofssu (14735)
26 Sep 16
I don't like that gummy, sticky texture of the flowers.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
It is not gummy and sticky texture. It is crunchy though when in the oil lemon sauce @sofssu.
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@sofssu (14735)
27 Sep 16
@thelme55 Okay the sauce makes it different I guess.. My experience has been otherwise
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
I have heard about it but I have not tasted it.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
It`s time to try @magallon
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
@thelme55 Maybe...
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• United States
26 Sep 16
I've never tried it before and I'm not sure if I will. It doesn't look very appealing to me. lol
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Ok @missjessicadawn. It is a matter of taste.
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• United States
26 Sep 16
@thelme55 I may try a bite if I ever see it... You never know! lol
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
26 Sep 16
Oh I wil try that when I go back there .. I see a lot of gumamelas on the side of the road over there ..
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Yes, try this Bess. I will be missing this flower when I go home on Germany. Thanks @epiffanie
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
29 Sep 16
@thelme55 I definitely will try ..
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@RasmaSandra (13386)
• Riga, Latvia
25 Sep 16
Looks like a most colorful salad. I love hibiscus tea with either orange juice or apple juice. Never tried hibiscus in salad. Thanks for the suggestion.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Yes, it was a colorful salad with the red hibiscus @RasmaSandra. I would be missing this as there is no hibiscus in Germany.
@RasmaSandra (13386)
• Riga, Latvia
1 Oct 16
@thelme55 Surely if you look they must sell hibiscus tea at stores because here in Riga, Latvia I also don't know if hibiscus grows but they do sell the hibiscus leaves in stores as tea.
@marsha32 (6779)
• United States
26 Sep 16
I didn't even know that they put Hibiscus into foods.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
Some chefs are creating recipes out of hibiscus nowadays @marsha32. I will be trying something new as well. Thanks for dropping by.
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
26 Sep 16
I drink hibiscus tea at times and it is delicious. I have hibiscus bushes and trees, but they are dormant now. I'll try it next year!
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
Yes, try it @DianneN. You can make your own tea from the fresh harvested flower. It is yummy too.
@shaggin (26836)
• United States
26 Sep 16
I had no idea hibiscus flowers are edible. Very interesting.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
Thank you @shaggin. This is also new to me.
@responsiveme (14414)
• India
26 Sep 16
I must try hibiscus tea...there are plenty all around. We call the eggplant salad"bharta"
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Yes, try the hibiscus tea as it is healthy @responsiveme Thanks for the India word of eggplant salad. I will keep it in mind . Bharta.
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@rina110383 (23073)
26 Sep 16
Haven't tried such kind of salad though it looks appealing to me.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Yes, it looks appealing and appetising @rina110383. It was crunchy and delicious too.
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@just4him (91965)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Sep 16
No, never tried it, but it does look good. I'm glad it also tasted good.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Yes, I am glad about it too @just4him. It really tasted good that I am planning to make it again.
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@acelawrites (10750)
• Philippines
25 Sep 16
Thanks, this is something new again from you which I will try, but I doubt if my family will eat the hibiscus! I told them about the hibiscus tea, and I tried it too.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Yes , I know what you mean @acelawrites.. My father asked what it was and I just said vegetable and he ate it and I presumed he liked it as he had eaten a lot of this salad. I didn't think he would ate it if I have said gumamela.
@marlina (62137)
• Canada
25 Sep 16
I have had hibiscus tea before but never ate the leaves in a salad.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
Hibiscus tea is good @marlina. I used the petals of the hibiscus flowers, not the ,leaves.
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@louievill (16346)
• Philippines
25 Sep 16
We only use this to make soap sud bubbles last longer when we were kids, do you use omly the young leaves?
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
25 Sep 16
OH, I have not done soap suddenly bubbles with hibiscus @louievill . I used the red flowers of hibiscus.
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
25 Sep 16
Good weekend here. I have never tried hibiscus anything. It does sound tasty.
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
25 Sep 16
I am glad you had a good weekend @Corbin5. Yes, it was very tasty. I will make it again soon as it was not plenty I made.
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@skysnap (17580)
25 Sep 16
First time I heard of this :)
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@thelme55 (11834)
• Germany
25 Sep 16
First time I made it but I have already read before that hibiscus flowers are edible @skysnap.
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@jstory07 (58192)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Sep 16
I hve never tried that salad even though it sounds really good.
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@AkoPinay (10826)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
I haven't. I just love taking photo of hibiscus
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