Another recipe from my dear Finnish grandmother. "Simple, but oh so good," she says.more
small heads of butter lettuce separated into leaves
tbsp of minced fresh tarragon
tbsp minced fresh chives
tbsp red wine vinegar
tbsp Dijon mustard
cup olive oil
1. Use only the most tender leaves, tear the large leaves into pieces and arrange in a salad bowl. Sprinkle tarragon and chives onto leaves. 2. In a small bowl, stir together vinegar, mustard and salt to taste, until well mixed. Add oil and whisk vigorously until combined. Pour dressing over lettuce, toss and serve. This salad is a nice side dish to fish or meat. If served with fish, substitute lemon juice for the vinegar. Slices of hardboiled eggs are an attractive garnish. Minced basil and/or Italian parsley can be added to the dressing as well.