Bitter Herbs Salad

Bitter Herbs Salad

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If you’re a salad person, this bitter herbs salad is the perfect choice for you! Take a look at the recipe and try to make it, it’s so easy and you definitely won’t regret it!

herbs salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 1 small head radicchio
  • 2 Belgian endives
  • 1 ½ cups arugula or watercress, washed and dried
  • 1 rib celery, preferably from the heart, sliced very thin
  • 2 scallions, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint(optional)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Original recipe makes 6 Servings
Ready in 15 minutes 

PREPARATION

  1. Wash and dry the romaine lettuce leaves and break into medium pieces. Separate the radicchio leaves and cut into medium pieces. Rinse and dry the endives and slice crosswise about 3/4 inch thick. Toss together all of the greens, the celery and the scallions in a large salad bowl and sprinkle the herbs over the top.
  2. Skin the garlic clove, cut in half and remove green shoots. Place in a mortar and pestle with a generous pinch of salt and mash to a paste. Work in the lemon juice and then the olive oil. Taste and adjust salt. Transfer to a jar until ready to serve the salad.
  3. Just before serving, shake the dressing in the jar, pour over the salad and toss.

Advance preparation: The greens can be prepared, wrapped in a clean kitchen towel and then sealed in plastic bags and refrigerated, several hours ahead.

Most of the calories come from the dressing; you can use less to reduce them.