Primrose Salad

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Appears in
A Taste of Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1976

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Young primrose leaves have a strong, slightly hot flavour. Disraeli’s favourite salad is said to have been a combination of primrose shoots and cowslips. Cowslips seem to have almost disappeared from the countryside but primrose leaves mixed with small spinach leaves and crunchy white bean sprouts make an unusual and economical spring salad. You must use fresh bean sprouts as the tinned ones are too soft. Fresh bean sprouts can be bought at some greengrocers and at Chinese grocers. Or you c