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Lamb's Lettuce Salad with Belgian Endive, Grapes and Goat Cheese

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A fresh and healthy winter salad wtih lamb's lettuce, Belgian endive, grapes, and goat cheese, dressed with a truffle mustard vinaigrette, which complements the flavours of the lettuce. This delicious salad is full of goodness, and makes a simple yet impressive starter.
Lamb's lettuce, also known as mache lettuce, or corn salad, has long spoon-shaped dark green leaves and a distinctive, tangy flavour. The interesting name comes from the lettuce's resemblance to the size and shape of a lamb's tongue.

  • 2 Belgian endives
  • A handful of red grapes
  • 50 g Lamb's lettuce
  • 1 log / 200 g Fresh goat cheese, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Clear honey
  • 1 tsp Truffle mustard
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Rose peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Pickled green peppercorns
  • Sea salt
  1. Up to 2 days ahead, shake all the dressing ingredients together in a jar. Season and chill.
  2. Slice the chicory in half diagonally so you get loose leaves and a solid stalk end. The leaves will be easy to separate, thinly slice the stalks, add the grapes, and lamb’s lettuce. Chill until needed.
  3. When ready to serve, top with sliced goat cheese and drizzle with prepared dressing. | © 2014 |


Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 29/11/14 13:00

So lovely with all of the best winter has to offer in lettuces and the truffle oil vinaigrette finishes it beautifully.

Unknown 29/11/14 17:01

This sounds wonderful Angie. I do love lambs lettuce, it's so artistic looking and just beautiful in your yummy salad.

Lily Lau 29/11/14 21:42

Even the dish looks elegant :) Thanks for sharing, Angie!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 29/11/14 22:41

Ah, endives always make me think of winter and I love how you've kept them company here with the goat cheese and grapes... such a delicious combination of flavors Angie. What a festive and elegant starter this would make for the holidays.

Bakericious 29/11/14 23:21

Angie, this salad looks nice, I need some as my weight keep increasing :P

Easyfoodsmith 30/11/14 03:48

Beautiful salad Angie. The vinaigrette sounds perfect with it. I would love to dig my fork into this healthy plate of salad:D

Treat and Trick 30/11/14 04:12

Looks so fresh , goodness in a plate..

Cathleen 30/11/14 05:08

This salad looks SO good! I am always looking for new salad recipes

Unknown 30/11/14 05:21

Absolutely beautiful, Angie! I love the dressing ingredients, pickled peppercorns, rose peppercorns, truffle mustard? Wow, truly delicious!

Elisabeth 30/11/14 06:55

Wow, Angie, this is one special salad that I would not want to miss. I don't know why I never heard of Lamb's lettuce...maybe we call this particular lettuce a different name. I love the interesting and most amazing dressing for the salad, as well! Have a wonderful Sunday, and a great week ahead! xo

Helene Dsouza 30/11/14 08:57

mhmm truffel mustard... =)
I don't think so I have heard of lamb lettuce before. Do you know the German name for it Angie?
Maybe I have seen it or I know it under a different name.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 30/11/14 10:26

What a festive salad and that dressing knocks it out of the ballpark. This is a must try for me!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 30/11/14 11:51

A wonderful salad and tasty combination! Mmmhhh, I love endives, lamb's lettuce and goat cheese...



Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 30/11/14 12:41

Wow great idea to use truffled mustard in a vibnegarette. i have a jar or two in the cupboard ( believe it or not). Love lambs lettuce. it is very hard to find but I really like it a lot. Such a lovely bright summery dish

Cheri Savory Spoon 30/11/14 15:26

Hi Angie, you always have the best dressing for your salads, I bet this is delicious, love this combination of flavors!

Geri Saucier 30/11/14 19:50

You make the best salads. This salad would be perfect for lunch or a dinner salad. I love the goat cheese,

GG 30/11/14 22:11

A really delicious, fresh looking salad. I Love lambs lettuce, lovely dressing. GG

My Inner Chick 30/11/14 22:16

Artful & Gorgeous.
I love this salad!!! xx

Ann Jones 30/11/14 23:32

I'm a big fan of salad, yours looks delicious! I love the goat cheese too!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 30/11/14 23:32

Outstanding salad! Now where in the States can I find truffle mustard, I wonder. Can I make it? This is so beautiful and I can just hear the 'ooh's and awe's' around a holiday table when these are presented! Pinned!

chow and chatter 1/12/14 00:39

looks so good and fun name for lettuce

Monica 1/12/14 01:08

This is just what I need after the food fest of a long weekend we just had!

Honey Bee Sweets 1/12/14 01:33

Wow...what makes a dish great is how a chef takes the freshest ingredients and skillfully combine them. You never fail to wow me even simple yet elegant dishes like this salad. Yummmm

Gina 1/12/14 02:17

Perfecto! This is a definite make for me.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 1/12/14 03:06

Another gorgeous salad! I'd be happy to make this my lunch tomorrow...and the next day...and...

mjskit 1/12/14 04:17

A beautiful salad Angie! Your dressing is especially delightful with those rose peppercorns!

Terra 1/12/14 04:58

Looks so healthy and delicious! I love anything with goat cheese. A perfect lunch choice for sure! Hugs, Terra

Display name 1/12/14 12:52

Very elegant salad. A piece of good bread and I'm good to go!

Barbara 1/12/14 13:35

What a gorgeous salad, Angie. I love endive, wish it weren't so expensive. I do add some to my daily luncheon salad.

Beth 1/12/14 14:27

Who wouldn't love this salad? Goat cheese is always a great choice.

Jeanette 1/12/14 14:38

I love endive and that truffle mustard sounds so good! I've never seen that before.

ann low 1/12/14 14:49

This is the first time I heard of lamb lettuce :D Beautiful salad!

kitchen flavours 1/12/14 15:09

Hi Angie,
I did not know there is a lettuce calls lamb lettuce! Your salad looks so refreshing and delicious!

Hema 1/12/14 15:52

First time hearing lambs lettuce, the salad looks awesome..

Emma | Fork and Good 1/12/14 16:07

What a cute little salad!! Love anything with goats cheese, I'm a fairly recent convert, but I can't stop myself now!

grace 1/12/14 16:55

to this day, i haven't eaten endive, but it sure makes for a pretty salad. lovely ingredients, angie!

Sharon D. 1/12/14 16:56

You make the best salads, Angie! :D

Tricia Buice 1/12/14 17:11

You always make the most beautiful salads I've ever seen. Love the grapes, and cheese and well the dressing sounds amazing too! Wonderful :)

fimere 1/12/14 17:23

c'est frais et bien savoureux, bravo
bonne soirée

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 1/12/14 20:35

What a healthy and fresh salad, delicious job :D

Choc Chip Uru

Unknown 1/12/14 21:07

This is such a pretty salad Angie! I love endives and it sounds amazing with the truffle mustard!

GlutenFreeHappyTummy 1/12/14 22:53

what a gorgeous dish! looks so fresh

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 1/12/14 23:15

Looks like a perfect, simple salad -- made with all of winter's best! Happy Thanksgiving, my dear...

Amy (Savory Moments) 2/12/14 00:11

As always, Angie - this salad looks lovely! I love the goat cheese + grape combination.

Gloria Baker 2/12/14 01:57

Angie love this salad!! look beautiful!

Reeni 2/12/14 03:13

I love the combo of grapes and goat cheese! There's so many great flavors going on here. I didn't know that was how it got it's name - that's kind of strange.

scrambledhenfruit 2/12/14 04:42

This salad is almost too pretty to eat! Is lamb's lettuce the same as mache? It looks similar. Hard to find here but it is so good I pick it up whenever I can find it. Love the vinaigrette too! :)

Balvinder 2/12/14 05:19

Very beautiful shot and interesting recipe! I am more interested in tasting truffle mustard.

tigerfish 2/12/14 05:37

I have never come across lamb lettuce before. Interesting.

Unknown 2/12/14 13:32

This salad looks perfect. Beautiful pic and presentation too. :)

lisa is cooking 2/12/14 15:53

Truffle mustard sounds amazing in the vinaigrette! This salad sounds like a great blend of flavors.

Susan 2/12/14 16:06

Never had I heard of Lamb's Lettuce, but then, your blog teaches me so many new things to try. I love the combination of goat cheese and grapes! XOXO

Pam 2/12/14 19:34

It looks pretty & delicious!

Evelyne CulturEatz 2/12/14 20:41

OK I was totally expecting lamb lol. I never heard of the name Lamb's lettuce but I do know mache. I love the simplicity for this delicious salad here, thumbs up on the goat cheese.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/12/14 22:37

The lambs lettuce is so adorable and the dressing sounds wonderful. Another winning salad!

Kelsey Ann 2/12/14 22:44

fresh goat cheese is such a great cheese for salads. i always order extra on mine when i go out. it reminds me to invest in some good quality goat cheese soon!

Alida 2/12/14 22:58

I love lambs lettuce. It has always been my favourite salad. This is delicious Angie and it looks really elegant on the plate too!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 3/12/14 00:36

I love goats cheese and this salad look lovely a definite winner!

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 3/12/14 04:22

Gorgeous salad Angie! I LOVE goat cheese. And you certainly know how to make me want to eat salad in the middle of winter! : )

Christine Ho 3/12/14 12:25

Beautiful salad, Angie. Love the vibrant colours. It looks so refreshing.

Joanne 3/12/14 13:19

What an adorable salad! That vinaigrette sounds perfect to pair with the goat cheese.

Ana Regalado 3/12/14 14:49

That's a beautiful salad , Angie ! The lamb's lettuce sounds interesting , there are still lots of greens that I haven't tried yet .

Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook 3/12/14 17:13

Love the freshness of this Angie and it is almost too beautiful to eat - almost!

Gwen 3/12/14 17:38

You make the most gorgeous salad creations Angie! I'm totally coveting this one, especially w the goat cheese swoon!

Chaya 3/12/14 18:42

I have never heard of lamb's lettuce. Thanks for explaining how it got its name and for the delicious looking recipe.

Unknown 3/12/14 21:01

Lovely salad Angie! I could eat all your salads everyday and still will not get bored or tired of them. You come up with such awesome flavor combinations, love it!

Catherine 3/12/14 22:14

Dear Angie, what a pretty, delicious and healthy salad to serve. xo Catherine

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 4/12/14 02:29

You look like you created art here, what a beautiful salad!

MunatyCooking 4/12/14 10:56

Perfect salad for winter, I love how different flavors and textures are combined in this heavenly treat :)

Unknown 5/12/14 06:50

Gorgeous salad. I've never tried lambs lettuce, intrigued.
Beautiful flavors.

Couscous & Consciousness 5/12/14 20:15

I fell in love with lambs lettuce in the Greek islands, but I can never find it here. Endive is a scarce commodity here too. Absolutely gorgeous looking salad though - love the combination of flavours.

Marcela 6/12/14 15:53

this salad looks AMAZING! I love it!

Unknown 6/12/14 16:27

Looks perfect angie. Thanks for sharinv. :)

Nippon Nin 9/12/14 19:24

How in the world I missed this post. Very elegant looking salad and the photos are super nice!

Love the Linda Henley's quote!

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