Thimbleberry shoot salad recipe

Published May 7, 2011 1:01PM (EDT)

  • 1 handful of thimbleberry shoots (peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried cherries
  • 2 cups of miner's lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon of mint (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar


  1. Look for thimbleberry shoots that are just starting to show leaves.
  2. Snap shoots off at base.
  3. Peel outer skin and discard skin and leaves.
  4. Chop shoots.
  5. Add shoots to bowl full of miner's lettuce, mint and dried cherries.
  6. Toss with balsamic vinegar.

By Felisa Rogers

Felisa Rogers studied history and nonfiction writing at the Evergreen State College and went on to teach writing to kids for five years. She lives in Oregon’s coast range, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.

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