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Baby Gem Lettuce Salad

Baby Gem Lettuce Salad


The perfect side salad for almost any meal!

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olive oil for frying
150 g shimeji or portabellini mushrooms
1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
200 g fresh asparagus
3 heads baby gem lettuce, trimmed and washed
50 g parmesan or mature cheddar, shaved

1 egg, boiled for 3 minutes
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon mustard
1/5 C (50 ml) olive oil
2 anchovy fillets, crushed

Heat a little olive oil in a small saucepan and quick-fry the mushrooms. Add the lemon juice and remove from the heat. Season to taste and set aside to cool (reserve the juices for the dressing).

Peel, trim and cut the asparagus into small pieces. Cook in boiling salted water for a minute or two and then refresh in cold water.

Combine the lettuce, mushrooms, asparagus and cheese.

Peel and chop the egg, then add the remaining dressing ingredients, including the reserved juices from the mushrooms, and whisk together. Season to taste.

Toss with the dressing and serve.