Lettuce Wedge Salad
Crisp, refreshing and immensely flavourful salad. Quick and easy to make, though it looks a bit daunting.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20minutes
Passive Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
For the dressing
Last garnish
Instructions
  1. Chop the lettuce vertically, from the root to the top.
  2. Dunk in ice water, and drain well after 30 minutes.
  3. Now take the chopped side, the side where you can see all the layer of leaves, and place that to your right.
  4. Then, take three, (if you have a larger head of lettuce then take four or five) long wooden barbecue sticks, (they should be larger than cocktail toothpicks – about 4 to 5 inches long) and leaving an inch from the side of the cut side of the lettuce, poke them at 1 and 1/2 inches interval. This is done 90 Deg from the cut side of the lettuce, and not parallel to the root and cut side of the lettuce.
  5. The cutting will happen from the non cut side of the lettuce. The one which is the root side and on your left. The opposite side of the cut side of the lettuce.
  6. Taking your knife and leaving an inch from the uncut side of the lettuce, cut off the part with the toothpick inserts. The toothpick inserts should now be all in a row, and the large wedge should have separated from the main head off lettuce.
  7. Now, just lop off individual wedges, seeing that you get as close to a square as possible.
  8. Trip the wayward leaves, and push the wedges little further into the bbq stick.
  9. Repeat the same way with the balance left over lettuce head.
  10. if serving later, keep covered, in ice water.
Sesame oil dressing
  1. Mix all the ingredients and give it a good whisk.
Finishing
  1. Rotate the lettuce wedges, and drizzle dressing generously.
  2. Serve Chilled. Garnish with sesame seeds just before serving.

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