03 March 2010

Recipe For Yorkshire Salad

Recipe For Yorkshire Salad

We have been discussing the ins and outs of Yorkshire Salad, and some of the different variations, including a very similar recipe called Granny Salad which Sandra (one of our amazing spice packers) was handed down from her Granny in Devon.  Sadie - who does all our labels and web site photos - prefers it without onions but says that it definitely wouldn't be Yorkshire Pudding without an accompanying Yorkshire Salad made by her mum.

Yorkshire Salad

You will need:

1tsp caster sugar

1tsp warm water

3tbsp cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)

2 - 4 spring onions, chopped finely

8-10 fresh spearmint leaves, chopped finely

A green leaf lettuce (not an iceberg), shredded

Ingredients for Yorkshire Salad

Onions and Mint

Chop all the salad ingredients and place in a salad bowl or other bowl; I have given some flex in the ingredients as you should really just go with what you feel - I like it quite minty and without too much onion.  Make the dressing by adding a bit of warm water to dissolve the sugar in, then add the cider vinegar to this.  Adjust until you are happy with the sweetness - basically it's sweet and sour, so not too sweet and not too sour.  Chuck in the dressing and mix well.

You can serve it not only with Yorkshire pudding, but with other salads, or it goes really well with fish, especially smoked fish.

How do you make yours?