Lamb’s Lettuce Salad with Mango and Avocado

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Lamb’s Lettuce, (Feldsalat auf Deutsch), also sometimes called field or corn salad, has a slightly nutty, tangy flavor. (My husband can't stand it because it's too green;) The name 'lamb's lettuce' appears to stem from the fact that it tastes best during lambing season, and some people also call it 'lamb's tongue', because the leaves resemble small tongues.
Like many zesty-flavored foraged greens, lamb's lettuce has a high nutritional value. It typically provides several vital minerals and nutrients, including vitamins C, E, and B9, along with beta carotene and essential fatty acids. Commercially cultivated lamb's lettuce may not be as nutritionally rich, depending on farming practices, but it is generally more beneficial than conventional lettuce.

  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 Romaine lettuce, rinsed
  • 100 g Lamb’s lettuce, rinsed
  • 1/2 Red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 Avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 80 ml Canola oil
  • 80 ml Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Shallot, chopped
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/5 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Peel and pit the mango, cutting the flesh into 5mm cubes. Place the mango cubes in a large salad bowl. Tear the lettuce leaves into bite-sized pieces and add to the salad bowl with the lamb’s lettuce, and onion.
  2. To make the dressing, in a clean jar, combine the oils and vinegar. Add the parsley, garlic, shallot, honey, salt and pepper. Close the lid and shake furiously until well combined. Pour just enough dressing over the salad to moisten it, then toss to coat evenly. Garnish with the avocado slices and serve.


A Full-Timed Housefly 24/11/09 07:23

This look very appetizing ! I don't really like avocado but I can replace with some other ingredients using this recipe , right ? Thanks for sharing. I have an award for you , Angie , pls collect it from me ok.

My Little Space 24/11/09 09:02

Cool... this is the exact flavour that I want! Thanks for sharing.

Ju (The Little Teochew) 24/11/09 09:31

What a cute name for a lettuce! At first I thought you were cooking a lamb dish ;) With mango and avocado? Fantastic pairing!

Angie's Recipes 24/11/09 09:41

@A Full-Timed Housefly: Thank you! I go get it!
@ My Little Space, The Little Teochew: Thank you, gals, for always being a dear friend. :-)

Priya Suresh 24/11/09 11:42

Fantastic salad, i have seen this lettuce here but never had them, time to go for the search..

♥peachkins♥ 24/11/09 11:58

This salad looks gorgeous and that new header! oh I ♥ it!

Finla 24/11/09 12:02

I would love to have this delicous looking slade with some crusty bread.

Donna-FFW 24/11/09 13:00

The salad looks excellent and the honey raspberry dressing sounds delicious.

Zurin 24/11/09 14:05

A very refreshing looking salad. Mango and avocado sounds fantastic. what a combo!:)

Tina 24/11/09 14:37

Salad looks tempting....

Sarah Naveen 24/11/09 14:43

Healthy, yummy and mouthwatering Salad..

Unknown 24/11/09 14:51

Whats fresher than this...looks delicious..

oregonphotography 24/11/09 15:47

In the photo, Lamb's Lettuce looks a lot like spinach. Like all your other recipes, this one looks delicious. You have one of the best blogs out there...keep it up! Best to you and your family!

MaryMoh 24/11/09 17:02

I love avocado and mango....a beautiful match. I love the smell of lamb's lettuce too. Looks very delicious. I can eat a big bowl of healthy and colourful. Thanks for sharing

ann low 24/11/09 17:20

Mmmm...a beautiful salad. I would like to try some.

KennyT 24/11/09 19:10

I've never tried lamb's lettuce before, but mango and avocado are very good friends, I'm sure this salad tastes delish!

Chef E 24/11/09 20:23

Okay now you have just added avocado and mango to my grocery list for up coming meals! Love this salad, and wish I had a bowl right now!

Ivy 24/11/09 21:03

Never heard of lamb's lettuce before. The salad sounds delicious.

Anonymous 24/11/09 21:43

I love avocado, guacamole,...I love it all...this perfect Angie !...

Unknown 24/11/09 21:59

Beautiful salad, very colourful. I love avocados :D

Namitha 24/11/09 22:56

Delicious and refreshing salad..never tried this lettuce before...

tobias kocht! 24/11/09 23:09

Lambs lettuce. Da habe ich wieder was dazugelernt.

Unknown 24/11/09 23:57

Your salad looks inviting and nurturing!Never tried this lettuce..will try it soon.Thanks for sharing.

Christo Gonzales 25/11/09 01:38

I have eaten an avocado a day - they are nice and cheap lately - great salad and your header looks awesome!

Anonymous 25/11/09 06:34

Avocado and mango is a great combinations. I love anything with them. Lovely salad.

Anonymous 25/11/09 06:35

Wonderful salad - I always love the combo of avocado and mango!

Sophia 25/11/09 07:54

Those look impressive, and so appealing...even for a person like me, who don't care much for avocado! Must be so refreshing! And SO nutritious!

Elin Chia 25/11/09 15:04

What a lovely fav mango and avocado..I know I will surely make this salad! Thanks Angie :)

Pei-Lin 25/11/09 15:46

OK, will mark this down ... I'm a salad person LOL! Thanks for sharing again.


Sunitha 25/11/09 16:50

good there and healthy too..

Erica 25/11/09 20:34

Wonderful salad!!!I love mango and avocado!

nora@ffr 25/11/09 21:29

angie i totally love the great combination of ingredients!! Simply delicious and comforting!

Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 26/11/09 13:36

Yummy refeshing salad. I only learnt the English name recently. Here in Switzerland, they called it Nussli.

petite nyonya 28/11/09 06:24

Mango and avocado make a wonderful combination! What a nice salad!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 28/11/09 11:02

That salad is awesome! I love the ingredients you used! Yummy!



Katy ~ 28/11/09 14:34

This looks sooooo good! LUV all the wonderful flavors in this. The salad dressing sounds perfect!! Am copying and saving this gem.

Velva 28/11/09 20:57

This is a wonderful delicate lettuce and served with avocado and mango would really bring the flavor of this salad up a notch. I know it's almost Winter but, this would be a perfect summer salad here in Florida. Avocados and mangoes grow abundantly in South Florida.

Rylan at Art and Appetite 30/11/09 13:32

Angie, this looks so good and healthy--YUMMMO. At first, I thought it contained meat but I'm sooo happy to know that it is pure vegan. The combination of all the ingredients sounds sooo wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Definitely saving this for a dinner.

Yasmeen 4/12/09 18:43

I never knew of such a lettuce,great looking salad :D

tasteofbeirut 10/12/09 03:56

What a great salad! We use lamb's lettuce a lot in Lebanese cuisine especially in fattoosh and I love the idea of combining it with mango and avocado.

Olga 18/12/09 00:30

I thought there would be lamb in this salad too :)
Love mangoes and avocadoes together.


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