3 Salad Leaves to Try

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For many of us, salads are often the same ingredients each time. While we obviously have our favorite go-tos, there are so many options out there and it’s great to mix these up from time to time. Here are some options to try to add some new life to your salads. 

Lambs Lettuce

This mild yet tangy leaf is a great base for a huge range of salads. It’s easy to find and works in many contexts. Try roasted butternut squash with feta, lambs lettuce, and toasted pumpkin seeds for a warming and hearty salad.

Pea Shoots 

As the name suggests, this delicious leaf comes from the pea plant. Its fresh and pea-like taste will bring so much life to your salads. Try this dressing with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some sea salt as a side to a hearty lasagne or pasta bake. 


This one is quite bitter by itself, so works best paired with something sharp and zingy. For example, try a salad with goat’s cheese, figs, and a balsamic vinegar dressing for a rich and fresh-tasting meal. The beautiful pink leaves will add some photo-worthy aesthetic to your dish too.