Sometimes simple can be just as effective as complicated, as you can see from this delicious and super easy recipe for a salad with lamb’s lettuce, feta and tomatoes

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Lamb’s lettuce salad

O god no… I can hear you think… not yet another salad!! Yes, sorry, it is another salad.. Isn’t January the official salad month? The month where half the nation wants to lose a little here and a little there so turns to ‘boring’ salads? Now let me correct that immediately; salads are amazing, salads are so versatile you could eat salads for the rest of your life and never have the same one twice. And this simple lamb’s lettuce salad is just a quick example.

True, when I was growing up, my conception of salads was also quite boring; iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, throw in a boiled egg for good measure, make a dressing from one of those little packets they sell in the supermarket (they call it salad dressing but it really just salt and spices) and if you go really wild you might add a few pieces of ham. That was my salad growing up. That was – I fear – the only salad my mum ever made.

Did I mention she didn’t like to cook at all?

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Growing up

When I left my parents house to go study as a nurse (yes, yes… that’s how my working life started!) at the age of 19, we had to live in a ‘sisterflat’ where all girls had their own tiny room (2 by 3 meters) and a kitchen that wasn’t worth mentioning.

The only cooking equipment we had was an electrical plate and that’s all we had to prepare a healthy meal. Of course the idea was that all girls would eat the hospital food.. Something we weren’t all that keen on, so we did try to cook a little bit. For years I was under the solid impression that salad was the above described uninspired meal.

There are still a lot of people out there who have the same ideas about salads. Let me tell you people; salads are amazing! I never eat iceberg lettuce anymore; it’s banned forever from my home. It’s boring and tasteless and why bother if there are so many different and tasty varieties out there that are preferable in any given situation?

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Lamb’s lettuce salad

This lamb’s lettuce salad came together from random ingredients I had in the fridge and needed to use. It’s simple and the delicious dressing makes this salad a winner, any time of the year. I’ve used a special sweet vinegar for this dressing and it really complemented the dressing and the salad! It can however easily be replaced by any other kind of sweet vinegar.

Variations

Of course this easy lamb’s lettuce salad can be varied however you like. Due to the croutons and the extra parmesan and olive oil you use to make these, it is not very light. But leave out the croutons and it’s a lighter salad plus gluten free without the bread.

If you still want to add some crunch you could consider adding some other nuts and seeds on top of the salad.

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Lamb’s lettuce with feta and tomatoes

Super simple and yet delicious salad that will make you go back for seconds
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • 100 gr lamb’s lettuce
  • 50 gr feta
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds roasted
  • 3 tomatoes cut into quarters

Croutons

  • 1 slice sour dough
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons homemade ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet muscat vinegar

Instructions

  • Cut the tomatoes, wash the salad and roast the sunflower seeds. Make the croutons by cutting the bread into small cubes, put these in a bowl with some olive oil and grate some parmesan cheese on top of it. Mix and then roast these in a hot frying pan until golden brown and crispy. Drain on a kitchen towel
  • Arrange all the separate ingredients together on a plate and put all the ingredients for the dressing together in a bowl or small jar. Shake or stir well to combine, taste and add seasoning where needed
  • Sprinkle some of the dressing on top and enjoy!
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: cherry tomatoes, feta, lamb’s lettuce

Nutrition Information

Calories: 758kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 48g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 24g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 1467mg, Potassium: 1595mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 10578IU, Vitamin C: 90mg, Calcium: 416mg, Iron: 7mg

Disclaimer

The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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