SUMMER SALAD RECIPE | Allotment Style!

SUMMER SALAD RECIPE | Allotment Style!

In this recipe post, I will show you how to make a healthy, flavoursome, Summer Salad Recipe (Allotment Style!) with a super fresh Herb Vinaigrette. The best part about this salad is all ingredients were grown on my allotment plot. I invite you into my Kitchen Garden to take a look around and make a stunning plant to plate salad. Be sure to check out the recipe video!

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Ingredients for the Salad

10 x Radishes

120g x Lettuce

15g x Coriander Leaves

30g x Baby Spinach

10g x Nasturtium Leaves

10g x Mint Leaves 

15g x Flat Leaf Parsley

10g x Dill

10g x Chopped Chives

5g x Viola Flowers

3g x Thyme Flowers

Ingredients for Herb Vinaigrette

5g x Mint Leaves

15g x Flat leaf parsley

10g x Coriander

5g x Nasturtium Leaves

10g x Dill

80ml x Olive Oil

30ml x White Wine Vinegar

Salt + Pepper to Taste 


  1. Begin by washing all ingredients and allow them to drain. The least moisture on the leaves will result in the dressing coating the leaves more efficiently. 
  2. Next, prepare your ingredients by removing any stalks and leaves you don’t want to eat.
  3. Chop the lettuce to your desired size, half or quarter the radishes and pick the leaves from the mint, coriander and parsley. place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  4. To make the dressing, place mint leaves, coriander, parsley, dill and nasturtium leaves into a food processor followed by salt, white wine vinegar, olive oil and black pepper. Blend until it’s smooth or you can leave it a little chunkier if you prefer. 
  5. Now, pour half of the dressing over the prepared salad with a little extra pinch of salt and pepper. Gently mix using your fingertips until everything is evenly coated. 
  6. Next, finely chop the chives.
  7. To serve, layer up the dressed salad and place any radishes on top that may have dropped to the bottom of the mixing bowl. Scatter with nasturtium leaves, sprigs of dill, viola flowers, thyme flower, chopped chives and finish with a generous drizzle of herb vinaigrette.


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This Post Has 2 Comments


    This is a great recipe but I am not sure what the allotment style means.

  2. tjrmint

    Thank you! Here in the uk we can rent a plot of land to grow vegetables and flowers. This is called an allotment plot. So allotment style meaning I have grown all ingredient on my allotment garden. Hope that makes sense.

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