Foraged Herby Salad

I know that foraging is slightly a la mode right now, or at least it was yesterday. When in this recipe title, I say 'foraged' herby salad, I probably mean more 'wrestled' herby salad; wrestled, that is, from the clutches of the nettles, borage and other weeds that I don't know the names of but that nevertheless occupy large portions of my garden, in particular my vegetable patch (yes, I can see the irony). If you also attempted planting salad leaves earlier in the year, and you can remember where they are, then go on... forage. Otherwise beg, steal, borrow or buy some of the following herbs - and enjoy this seasonally delicious (and of course, healthy) herby salad.


  • Pea Shoots
  • Parsley
  • Chervil
  • Mizuna
  • Rocket
  • Chives
  • Salad Leaves
  • Coriander
  • Broad Bean Leaves
  • Mint

Wash whatever Herbs you are using to make your salad…

I try to cut off the super stalky bits of herb (you don’t want to feel like you’re eating Woodland for supper)

Dry them gently with kitchen paper and lay them out on a plate… or on top of larger, more substantial Lettuce leaves

Dress with something simple so you don’t ruin the herby-ness…

Maybe a squeeze of Lemon and a little Rape Seed Oil?

[If you want a dressing - mix 1 tsp Dijon with 2 tsp Maple Syrup with Juice of half a Lemon and twice as much Extra Virgin Olive Oil]

This salad is delicious with anything… especially Chicken BBQ’d with a Herby Marinade…

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