Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. ** British Measurements **

  2. 2 bn Watercress

  3. 1 pk Mustard greens & cress

  4. 2 oz Fresh parsley sprigs

  5. 1 Leek; finely sliced

  6. 6 Spring onions; chopped

  7. 1 oz Sorrel leaves; chopped

  8. 1 oz Dandelion leaves; chopped

  9. 1 Fennel bulb; sliced into matchsticks

  10. 1 oz Daisy leaves; chopped

  11. Red sage leaves

  12. Mint leaves

  13. 1 Fresh rosemary sprig;

  14. chopped 1 cl Garlic

  15. 1 tb Wine vinegar

  16. Salt & pepper to taste

  17. 6 tb Olive oil

  18. Violets, primrose, daisies,

  19. blue borage flowers,

  20. dandelions & alexander

  21. buds to decorate

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Wash and dry all the salad greens and prepare it.

  2. Mix together in a large bowl, which has been rubbed well with a garlic clove, reserving the flowers.

  3. Place the wine vinegar, seasonings and olive oil into a screw- topped jar and shake well to blend.

  4. Pour over the salad just before serving and mix again carefully.

  5. Decorate with the flowers as you wish and serve immediately.

  6. Makes about 6 servings.

  7. ** A Book of Historical Recipes ** by Sara Paston-Williams The National Trust of Scotland, 1995 ISBN = 0-7078-0240-7 Scanned and formatted for you by The WEE Scot -- pol mac Griogair ORIGINAL RECIPE:: Salat (dated from 1390 AD) "Take persel (parsley), sawge, grene garlec, chibolles (spring onions), oynouns, leek, borage, myntes, porrettes (a type of leek), fennel, and town cressis, rew, rosemaye, purslayne; lave and wasche hem clene.

  8. Pike hem.

  9. Pluk hem small with thyme hande, and mingle hem wel with rawe oile; lay on vynegar and salt, and serve it forth.

  10. " Historical note: This is the earliest salad recipe in English.

  11. Mixed herb and flower salads proved so popular that they continued in fashion through to the 17th century.

  12. The salad would change according to the season and what grew in each cook's herb garden, so adapt and experiment with the basic recipe as you wish, as long as the result is colourful.


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