Green Salad with Honey Dressing

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

  • About

For this salad, we use delicious Irish grainy mustard, such as the Lake Shore mustard flavoured with honey made by Hilary Henry on the shores of Lough Derg.

Ingredients

  • a selection of lettuces and salad leaves, e.g. butterhead, iceberg, cos, oakleaf (green or bronze), Chinese leaves, lollo rosso, radicchio trevisano, rocket, salad burnet, golden marjoram or edible chrysanthemum leaves and edible flowers
  • Honey Dressing
  • 350 ml virgin olive oil
  • 130 ml cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard or moutarde de Meaux
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey

Method

Wash and dry very carefully the lettuces, salad leaves and flowers. Tear into bite-sized pieces and put into a deep salad bowl. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate, if not to be served immediately.

Meanwhile, make the dressing. Mix all the ingredients together, whisking well before use. Just before serving, toss the leaves with a little dressing – just enough to make the leaves glisten. Serve immediately.