WATERCRESS, MINT AND BIBB LETTUCE SALAD

BIBB LETTUCE, MINT AND WATERCRESS SALAD WITH SHERRY VINAIGRETTE (for eight)

Salads, green, bibb lettuce, mint and watercress salad with Sherry vinaigrette 1 Salads, green, bibb lettuce, mint and watercress salad with Sherry vinaigrette 2

 

2-1/2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

½ cup olive oil

5 heads Bibb lettuce or Boston lettuce, leaves torn into bite sized pieces, rinsed and spun dry (about 5 cups)

2 large bunches watercress, coarse stems discarded and leaves rinsed and spun dry (about 5 cups)

2 cups fresh mint leaves

2 cups frisee

handful fresh violets, violas or pansies

 


  1. In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper to taste, add the oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk the dressing until it is emulsified.
  1. In a large bowl, toss the greens and flowers with the dressing.

 

from Gourmet Magazine, May, 1990

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