Dinner For 2 - Minty Dressed Salad

Friday 9th February 2018

Serves: 4
You could prepare the salad for 4, but only add the dressing to half of it, packing and chilling the remainder to be used the next day.
1 little Gem lettuce, washed, drained and shredded
1 small bag pea shoots and baby leaves, from the supermarket
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
12 seedless black grapes, halved
½ cucumber, sliced
12 small broccoli florets, blanched for 2 minutes, then cooled in ice cold water, drained and dried on absorbent kitchen paper
For the Dressing
4 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice ½ lemon 
1 Tsp. runny honey
1 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
1 clove garlic
2 Tsps. Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
To serve: 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds, optional
  • Spread the little Gem lettuce leaves out on a large platter with the bag of pea shoots and baby leaves.
  • Add the tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli and the grapes.
  • Make the dressing. Put all ingredients for the dressing into a screw top jar. Shake well.
  • When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the salad. Toss well to coat and serve immediately sprinkled with the pumpkin seeds, if using.