Pick and Mix Style Salad

Jamie Oliver Shares His Philosophy

Photo: Pick and Mix Style Salad: Jamie Oliver Shares His Philosophy
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

The idea of me presenting this salad to you is to give you the general philosophy behind creating a great, great salad so you can start making your own. When you go shopping and then go make the salad, pick and mix different elements like soft and crunchy lettuce, herbs, veggies, cheese and various toppings. Once you've done that, simply mix them together, season and then dress the salad. If you do this, the end results every time will be incredible. There are no rules, just start picking and mixing. Even using just 3 or 4 ingredients will give you a salad that rocks.

-Jamie Oliver

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  • Soft
  • Butterhead lettuce
  • Oak leaf lettuce
  • Mache
  • Watercress
  • Crunchy
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Little gem lettuce (or hearts of romaine)
  • Belgian endive
  • Radicchio
  • Herby
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh Italian parsley
  • Fresh arugula
  • Veggies
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Mozzarella
  • Feta
  • Creamy blue cheese
  • Toppings
  • Mixed, toasted seeds
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Rustic croutons
  • Pappadams (crumbled)
  • Cooking Directions

    Choose and ingredient from each list. Wash and spin dry the soft, and crunchy leaves. Pick the herby leaves off their stalks. Finely slice or peel the veggies and shave, tear, or crumble up the cheese. Toss everything together in a large bowl. Dress simply with one of the jam jar dressings and season with a good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed. Divide the salad between your serving bowls and sprinkle over your chosen topping.

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    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, mint, basil

    Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Salad

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