Little Gem Salad with Plum Tomatoes Red Onions & Mozzarella

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
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  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Little Gem Salad with Plum Tomatoes Red Onions & Mozzarella

Spring has sprung and this is a really simple salad to enjoy in the Spring air.

Ingredients

  • 2 Little Gem lettuce
  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 50g lamb’s lettuce
  • 100g cooked cold peas
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 small red onion peeled and very finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • To Serve:
  • 150g Buffalo Mozzarella cheese, broken into pieces
  • 4 tbsp roughly chopped basil
  • 8 heads garlic flowers (if you can get them)

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Method

  • Cut the Little Gem lettuce heads into 8 long wedges, then the same with the tomatoes.
  • Place in a bowl and add the lamb’s lettuce and peas.
  • Place the sliced red onion into a bowl with the mustard and vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the onion dressing over the lettuces and tomatoes, and mix well.
  • Finally add the mozzarella and basil, sprinkle over the garlic flowers and serve.
  • Alternatively use a little roasted red pepper oil dressing to bind the salad.

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