Wild Leaf Salad with Caramelised Onion and Toasted Walnuts Dressing

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Ingredients: Wild Leaf Salad

  •   Hairy Bitter Cress
  •   Hawthorn leaves
  •   Ground Ivy leaves
  •   Violet flowers
  •   Cleaver tips
  •   White Dead Nettle leaves
  •   Ramson leaves and flowers
  •   Cuckoo flower leaves and flowers
  •   Hedge garlic
Ingredients: Dressing

  •   75ml extra virgin olive oil
  •   1 tsp Dijon mustard
  •   1 tsp honey
  •   2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  •   2 medium onions
  •   Pinch of sugar
  •   Handful of walnuts
Method: Wild Leaf Salad

  •   Loosely combine the leaves and flowers
  •   Add the caramelised onion and toasted walnuts   and mix with hands
Method: Dressing

  •   Heat a dry pan over a medium heat and add the   walnuts
  •   Toss occasionally until toasted
  •   Set to one side
  •   Add the oil to the pan and when hot add the   sliced onions and season with salt and pepper
  •   Add a pinch of sugar and cook over a medium heat   until golden brown and caramelising.

Tomato Salad with Ramson Sauce

  • Take a handful of ramson leaves and finely chop
  • Blend with oil and white wine vinegar
  • Add to thinly sliced large tomatoes


About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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