Physalis berries (Physalis Peruviana) can be found under many different names as cape gooseberry, inca berry, aztec berry, golden berry, giant ground cherry, peruvian cherry. They are rich in vitamin C, essential amino acids, beta-carotene. They are packed with antioxidants and soluble fibre. They have a sweet taste with a sour finish.
And thyme… it needs no words. It’s an amazing herb that goes well with sweet and sour, salty and spicy. I especially like using lemon thyme that adds a hint of freshness to your dish.
Zucchini fennel salad with macadamia nut and physalis berries:
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1/3 fennel
- physalis berries
- parmesan/feta/mozzarella (optional)
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- fleur de sel
- 5 macadamia nuts
- mountain and lime thyme
- Make thin slices of zucchini using a peeler. Cut fennel as thin as possible.
- Roast whole macadamias in an oven at 200*c for couple of minutes, just till they get light brown. Let aside to cool. Roughly chop or using a mortar and pestle crush in big pieces.
- Rinse well physalis berries, you can also cut them in halfs.
- Compose salad by adding all listed ingredients, sprinkle with flour de del, thyme, olive oil and lemon juice.