BEEF HEART SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE

Satisfying, crunchy, tart: an uncanny combination of ingredients. Even though it is definitely not a traditional salad from our cuisine, as we don’t yet grow pomegranates in Moldova, you can find this salad quite often on my family´s festive menu. My mother only bought exotic fruits, such as pomegranate, on special occasions. As my mother confessed, this recipe was inspired by one of her young friends and it was adopted as a new and surprising dish on the menu. My mother loves to dazzle her guests with something fresh and different.

AuthorNata AlbotCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

 1 beef heart
 1 pomegranate
 1 red onion
 ½ cup rice
 2 garlic cloves
 100 g mayonnaise
 1 bay leaf
 salt
 peppercorns

1

Wash the beef heart thoroughly. Cook it in boiling water with one bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic and season with salt.

2

Rinse the rice with warm water and boil in another saucepan. Drain the remaining water from the cooked rice and rinse it with cold water.

3

Cut the cooked heart into long strips, transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients: rice, minced onion, pomegranate and mayonnaise. Mix well and, if necessary, season with more salt.
*If you do not have time to make your own mayonnaise (the recipe can be found in my first book), use yoghurt instead.

4

Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds over the mixture.

Ingredients

 1 beef heart
 1 pomegranate
 1 red onion
 ½ cup rice
 2 garlic cloves
 100 g mayonnaise
 1 bay leaf
 salt
 peppercorns

Directions

1

Wash the beef heart thoroughly. Cook it in boiling water with one bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic and season with salt.

2

Rinse the rice with warm water and boil in another saucepan. Drain the remaining water from the cooked rice and rinse it with cold water.

3

Cut the cooked heart into long strips, transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients: rice, minced onion, pomegranate and mayonnaise. Mix well and, if necessary, season with more salt.
*If you do not have time to make your own mayonnaise (the recipe can be found in my first book), use yoghurt instead.

4

Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds over the mixture.

BEEF HEART SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE

If you’re preparing the festive meal and want to bring a dose of originality, you won’t regret it.
For more inspiration on your festive table, see the cookbooks EAT LIKE MOLDOVANS and BE OUR GUEST. DISCOVER MOLDOVA! 

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