Mini Romaine, Courgette & Crispy Garlic Salad Recipe | Abel & Cole
Mini Romaine, Courgette & Crispy Garlic Salad
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
This refreshing salad stars crisp wedges of mini romaine lettuce tossed with ribbons of courgette, quick pickled red onion, crispy garlic slices and crunchy golden breadcrumbs.
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436 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 2 mini romaine lettuces
  • 2 courgettes
  • 50g lamb's lettuce
  • 400g tin of green lentils
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  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Grate the zest of the lemon and set aside to use later in the recipe. Peel the red onion and slice it as thinly as possible. Slide the onion into a small bowl and squeeze over the lemon juice. Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper and scrunch well together. Set aside.

  • 2.

    Warm a large frying pan to a medium heat. When the pan is hot, scatter in the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle in the lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 mins, stirring frequently, till golden and toasted. Tip the breadcrumbs into a bowl.

  • 3.

    Trim the bases of the lettuces, and slice into thin wedges. Trim the tops off the courgettes, and use a vegetable peeler to create long ribbons. Slide both into a large salad bowl. Fold in the lamb's lettuce.

  • 4.

    Drain the lentils through a sieve, and rinse well with cold water. Shake as dry as possible, and tip into the bowl with the salad.

  • 5.

    Pour 2 tbsp oil into the empty pan used for the breadcrumbs and bring to a medium-high heat. Scatter in the sliced garlic and cook quickly for 1-2 mins, turning once or twice, till the garlic is lightly golden.

  • 6.

    Tip the pickled onions and lemony juices over the salad. Pour over the garlic and infused oil. Stir well with salad spoons to evenly dress. Taste a little bit of salad and add more salt and pepper if needed.

  • 7.

    Arrange the salad onto plates and finish with generous sprinklings of crispy breadcrumbs.