Ensalada Playera a la Maracuya

Green Salad with Sliced Tomatoes and Passion Fruit Vinaigrette

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


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Appears in

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

By Patricia McCausland-Gallo

Published 2004

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In my home, passion fruit is one of our favorite fruits to make into drinks, and in the last decade ice creams and desserts. Here is a twist on the use of this deliciously tart and aromatic fruit. I have added it to the most popular salad of the country—lettuce and tomatoes with a vinaigrette.


  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon pure, unsweetened passion fruit juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons thick or Greek yogurt
  • 4 large salad tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 4 cups lettuce leaves


  1. In a bowl, combine the onion, passion fruit juice, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a pinch of ground black pepper. Allow to sit for 10 minutes or more for the onion to lose some of its bitterness.
  2. Add the oil and yogurt to the onion mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the tomato slices with the remaining salt and pepper, and add to the onion mixture. Place over lettuce leaves and serve.