English summer salad

English summer salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 2 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This is the simplest of summer dishes, with a beautiful assortment of summer herbs, lettuce and vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal172
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre7g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 500g peas and broad beans (freshly podded if possible)
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 or so spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • assortment of lettuce leaves, such as wild rocket, Baby Gem, water or land cress
    Lettuce

    Lettuce

    lett-iss

    Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

  • juice and zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • handful chervil and flat-leaf parsley leaves
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Throw the peas and beans into a large pan of rapidly boiling salted water. Bring back to the boil for no more than 1-2 mins. Drain and allow to cool naturally (rather than plunging into iced water, which in my opinion washes off flavour).

  2. Dress while still warm in a little of the olive oil, scatter over the spring onions and season well. Finally, dress the lettuce leaves in the remaining oil, the lemon juice and zest. Season well. Toss together with the peas, broad beans and spring onions. Scatter the herbs over the top.

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