Green Salad

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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You will need a mild lettuce (e.g. the common butterhead) as the basis of the salad and as many of the following as you care to or can put in:


  • finely chopped parsley, mint or any herbs of your fancy,
  • tiny spring onions,
  • dice of cucumber,
  • mustard and cress, watercress, the white tips of cauliflower, tips of purple sprouting broccoli, iceberg lettuce, cos, radicchio, oakleaf, Chinese leaves, rocket, salad burnet, edible chrysanthemum leaves, purslane, sorrel and any other interesting lettuces available.


Wash and dry the lettuces and other leaves very carefully. Tear into bite-sized pieces and put into a deep salad bowl. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate, if not to be served immediately. Just before serving toss with a little dressing – just enough to make the leaves glisten. Serve immediately.