Boston lettuce, also known as bib lettuce, has a rounded head and yellow-green inner leaves. Their velvety, butter-like texture of the inner leaves is a characteristic of the butterhead family. The leaves can be used as cups to place the mixed salad.
|Very healthy composed salad|
8 Boston lettuce leaves, washed and chilled in the refrigerator
2 radish, sliced
1 tbsp Niçoise olives
1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into small bite size
2 Tbsp crumbled goat cheese
1 Tbsp red beets, cut into 1/4 inch cube
1/2 an avocado
1/8 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp Matmita spice
1/2 tsp mashed garlic
salt and pepper
Make 2 cups out of 3 leaves each from the bib lettuce. Place the cups on a jelly roll pan.
Make the dressing by blending the avocado, mayonnaise, lemon juice, spice powder, salt and garlic. Process until smooth. Adjust seasonings.
To assemble, tear the remaining to the bib lettuce into bite size. Mix it with the other vegetables except the beets. Then add the avocado dressing and toss very gently. Add the crumbled cheese. Spoon the salad into the ready made cups and carefully transfer onto a serving plate. Sprinkle some edible herbs and flowers and the beets for color. Serve immediately.