Bill Granger recipe: Crisp green salad
Sunday 04 May 2014
No meal is complete for me without a big helping of something green. This fresh, crunchy salad is a great way of cleansing your palate between helpings of bouillabaisse.
150g green beans
2 baby gem lettuces, leaves separated
1 large fennel, sliced with a mandolin, fronds reserved
1 cucumber, cut into chunks
For the vinaigrette
½ tbsp Dijon mustard
Squeeze of lemon
½ tbsp white-wine vinegar
Pinch caster sugar
4 tbsp light olive oil
Blanch the beans in a pan of boiling water for 2 minutes, until just tender. Drain and refresh in cold running water. Arrange on a serving platter with the lettuce, fennel and cucumber.
Now make the vinaigrette. Whisk the Dijon and lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk in the vinegar and sugar and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Slowly pour in the oil, whisking as you go. Drizzle over the salad and scatter over the fennel fronds before serving.
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