Witlof Salad with Walnut Dressing

Witlof Salad with Walnut Dressing

Witlof is not as well known as other vegetables. It’s not something we’d pick up to choose to put as a side salad. This boat shaped leaves are sometimes serves as hors d’oeuvres with savoury fillings. Here’s a modernise recipe for this forgotten vegetable

 

RECIPE BY SARAH GLOVER • PHOTOS BY LUISA BRIMBLE

 

 

INGREDIENTS

6 witlof, cleaned and cut in quarters
300g walnuts slightly toasted in the oven or in a pan over a medium flame, keep half a cup aside for garnishing the salad
100ml verjuice
2 shallots skin removed and cut roughly
1 cup water
1 cup of whole egg mayonnaise

 

DIRECTIONS

In a blender or Thermomix add the walnuts, verjuice, shallots, mayonnaise and water blend until it forms a smooth dressing-like consistency 

You want it to be slightly runny, taste and season accordingly.

Set aside until your other elements are ready. When the table is set and the ham is sliced, pour the dressing over the top of the witlof and then sprinkle the extra nuts over the top.

Feeds: 10 - 12 people. 

 

In Partnership with Maloneys Grocer


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