Cos lettuce salad? Is that all I am dishing up this month for the Recipe ReDux? Yep! The theme this month is to recreate a dish from a favourite holiday and this cos lettuce salad was the most memorable dish from my meal at Quay when I had a short staycation in Sydney last year.
I was so intrigued by how tasty this simple dish of dressed lettuce leaves was and how pretty it looked when the leaves were arranged to look like a flower; that I spent ages really focused on working out what the flavours were in the dressing that I was tasting. It really highlights the power of mindful eating because I was able to come back to Melbourne and replicate what I thought was a decent version of the cos lettuce salad based on that eating experience (perhaps lacking in the flower arranging skills though!).
I have made this cos lettuce salad a number of times since and have no problems polishing it off on my own, so I wholeheartedly agree with fellow dietitian Glenys Oyston when she says if you want to eat more fruit and vegetables, you HAVE to make them taste good.
So if you want to make your lettuce leaves a bit more fancy, this recipe might be for you!Print
Cos Lettuce Salad
Dress to impress with this simple dressing to make a cos lettuce salad. Inspired by a similar cos lettuce salad eaten at Quay, Sydney.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 2
- Category: Salad
- 1 head baby cos (romaine) lettuce
- ¼ teaspoon minced French shallot
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Chop the base off the baby cos, wash and drain the leaves well
- In a small bowl mix together the minced French shallot, caster sugar and red wine vinegar. Allow to stand for 5 minutes
- Arranged the baby cos leaves in a bowl and drizzle dressing over the top
Take a trip down memory lane and check out what memorable holiday dishes my fellow ReDuxers are sharing this month below.