These are tight little buds of crunchy leaves, sometimes with pale-green edges, sometimes pink-edged.
They have a slightly bitter taste that calls for a flavourful dressing.
When the heat is on, you either don't feel like cooking or even eating a great deal. This recipe fits the bill perfectly and would also be ideal at a drinks party or as a nibble before dinner.
This is a simple salad of leaves with a bit of bite to them.
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