Corpus Christi Salad

Ensalada de Corpus Christi

Preparation info
  • 6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

The feast of Corpus Christi falls on a Thursday between May 20th and June 20th. In the city of Puebla I encountered a beautiful, unusual salad served during the fiesta with an assortment of fruits and vegetables that are then at their peak. Vendors were selling it in the streets, in little paper cones. Everything ripens at a different time here, but you may be able to come close to the original in late summer. For this salad I would avoid extra virgin olive oil, which drowns out the fruit f