The recipe for the salad is adapted from „The Book of St. John” by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver and I’ve been making it a lot recently, especially in London and when I’m in a mood for a crunchy salad to accompany thinly sliced roast beef and horseradish sauce sandwiches.
Lovage, somehow, so easy to grow and a popular herb in many restaurants, it’s hard to come by. Therefore I add celery leaves instead, which work very well, and swap baby gem lettuce for butterhead leaves, depending on the availability.
For the dressing:
Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Place all the salad ingredients in a bigger bowl, pour the dressing all over and toss.