Young Lettuces Salad with Herb Garlic Dressing Recipe


  • 3 heads of baby romaine, red leaf, or Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • 2 cups of spicy greens (such as mizuna, watercress, buckwheat sprouts, or purslane)
  • 1 cup tender herbs (such as mint leaves, cilantro leaves, and fennel fronds)
  • ½ cup edible flowers (such as nasturtiums, bachelor’s buttons, and pansies)
  • Flaky sea salt


  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 1 tbs fresh chives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp stone-ground Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Chop basil leaves and chives. Mince garlic. Put all ingredients besides oil into blender. Blend for a few seconds. Add oil slowly while blender is running to emulsify.

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