Garden salad

Serves 4
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For me a garden salad can include anything you've got in the garden - chives, nasturtiums and the odd pea shoot, young dandelion leaves or even chickweed if you have it growing on your paths. You can grow herbs and lettuces in even the smallest outside space. Your nearest garden centre will probably be really helpful - I've become such a regular at my new local, North One, I'm in danger of putting down roots. If you're behind with the weeding, don't worry. It's surprising how many weeds, including the now ubiquitous and widely cultivated rocket, are edible. Make sure you always wash and dry salad leaves from the garden or market.

120-150g small salad leaves like the above named, washed and dried
Peas and beans, spring onions, radishes and home-grown tomatoes all make good additions

for the dressing

2tbsp cider vinegar
1tsp Dijon mustard
6-7tbsp rapeseed oil, or half vegetable and half olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk the ingredients together for the dressing and season. Dress the leaves and mix well.

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