Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bibb Lettuce Salad

Bibb lettuce is more commonly known as Boston lettuce. Although I am definitely of the more is better school when it comes to salad dressing, this recipe makes 4 tablespoons of dressing and is just fine. About the two or three heads of lettuce, heads of lettuce must have been smaller back in the day. We used part of one head for a small salad for three people.If this salad was going to be your vegetable course, you might use an entire head for four people.

Bibb Lettuce Salad

2 or three heads Bibb lettuce
1 teaspoon Dijon or Dusseldorf mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon whine vinegar or lemon juice
3 tablespoons or more peanut oil or olive oil
1/2 clove garlic finely minced

1. Pull of the leaves of the lettuce and rinse well under cold running water. Cut or tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Shake to dry.
2. Put the mustard into a salad bowl and add the salt, pepper, vinegar, oil and garlic, stirring with a wire whisk. Add the lettuce and toss. Makes four servings.

1 comment:

  1. Correction - Bibb is a variety of Boston. Much smaller heads and more compact. A head of Bibb does one or two people at most.