Butter Lettuce with Goat’s Cheese, Peas and Preserved Lemon

15mins prep.

3mins cooking

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 100 g (3½ oz/⅔ cup) podded peas (about 300 g/10½ oz unpodded)
  • 100 g (3½ oz/½ cup) podded broad beans (about 350 g/12 oz unpodded)
  • 3 preserved lemon quarters, rinsed
  • 2 butter lettuces, outer leaves discarded
  • 2 baby cos lettuces, outer leaves discarded
  • 1 large handful mint leaves
  • 100 g (3½ oz) goat’s cheese
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) lemon-pressed olive oil (see note)
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste

Method

  1. Blanch the peas and beans together in a saucepan of boiling salted water for just 2–3 minutes until tender, then drain and refresh in iced water. Drain again, then peel the skins from the broad beans.
  2. Use a small, sharp knife to cut the pulp from the preserved lemons and discard, then thinly slice the rind into strips.
  3. Separate the lettuce leaves and tear some of the larger ones into pieces, then cut the hearts of the cos in half. Wash in a large bowl of water, drain well and arrange in a serving bowl. Scatter with peas, broad beans, preserved lemon and mint, then crumble the goat’s cheese over the top.
  4. Whisk the lemon oil and lemon juice in a separate bowl to combine, season to taste, then drizzle over the salad to serve.
  5. Note   Lemon-pressed olive oil is made by cold-pressing halved lemons and olives together to create an olive oil infused with lemon flavour. You can buy this oil at many delicatessens and some supermarkets.
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Butter Lettuce with Goat’s Cheese, Peas and Preserved Lemon

15mins prep.

3mins cooking

Serves 4

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

  • 100 g (3½ oz/⅔ cup) podded peas (about 300 g/10½ oz unpodded)
  • 100 g (3½ oz/½ cup) podded broad beans (about 350 g/12 oz unpodded)
  • 3 preserved lemon quarters, rinsed
  • 2 butter lettuces, outer leaves discarded
  • 2 baby cos lettuces, outer leaves discarded
  • 1 large handful mint leaves
  • 100 g (3½ oz) goat’s cheese
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) lemon-pressed olive oil (see note)
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste

Method

  1. Blanch the peas and beans together in a saucepan of boiling salted water for just 2–3 minutes until tender, then drain and refresh in iced water. Drain again, then peel the skins from the broad beans.
  2. Use a small, sharp knife to cut the pulp from the preserved lemons and discard, then thinly slice the rind into strips.
  3. Separate the lettuce leaves and tear some of the larger ones into pieces, then cut the hearts of the cos in half. Wash in a large bowl of water, drain well and arrange in a serving bowl. Scatter with peas, broad beans, preserved lemon and mint, then crumble the goat’s cheese over the top.
  4. Whisk the lemon oil and lemon juice in a separate bowl to combine, season to taste, then drizzle over the salad to serve.
  5. Note   Lemon-pressed olive oil is made by cold-pressing halved lemons and olives together to create an olive oil infused with lemon flavour. You can buy this oil at many delicatessens and some supermarkets.
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