Pea shoot, lettuce and Cheshire cheese salad

Pea shoot, lettuce and Cheshire cheese salad

Want something quick and tasty? Try this delicious home-grown early season salad

Pea shoots and other microgreens can give you a harvest in less time than it takes for outdoor crops to germinate. Add an overwintered lettuce and you have a salad that tastes of summer.

Ingredients (serves 2)

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2 tbsp sunflower oil

1 tbsp cider or white wine vinegar

2 tsp clear honey

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½ tbsp wholegrain mustard

A pinch of salt

A generous grinding of black pepper

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55g (2oz) pea shoots

75g (2½oz) lettuce, roughly shredded

75g (2½oz) Cheshire (or similar) cheese, crumbled

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A handful of spicy microgreens such as radish, rocket or mustard

1. Mix together the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper to make a dressing.

2. Put the pea shoots, lettuce and cheese into a bowl. Add the dressing and mix everything together.

3. Garnish with the microgreens.

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