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Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad

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This sweet and sour butterhead salad with crispy lettuce, yoghurt, sugar and vinegar is a refreshing recipe from my childhood. In our family, this butterhead salad is on the menu throughout the summer, but it can be prepared all year round.

It is eaten with stews like the homemade chicken stew or dutch oven beef stew and breaded meats like turkey schnitzel. It is also delicious with meatless recipes such as creamy mozzarella polenta, a perfect combination.

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It is an easy recipe that can be prepared quickly and is usually assembled just before being served so that the butterhead lettuce leaves remain fresh and crunchy.

It is also a healthy recipe, salad containing several vitamins like A and K and is rich in nutrients. It can be eaten by vegetarians or vegans, giving up or replacing Greek yoghurt with a vegetable one.

Ingredients

I will make this salad from one large butterhead lettuce, from which we will get about two servings. You can also use coral, little jam or romaine lettuce, which is suitable for this type of salad.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Butterhead Lettuce on the Table

I will make a dressing from sugar, sea salt and wine vinegar that will be diluted with water, and to be personal, I will add Greek yoghurt and chopped dill.

How to Make the Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad?

Preparing the Lettuce

First, I prepare the butterhead lettuce, which I have to wash off any traces of sand or earth. To do this, I open the leaves one by one, put them in a strainer, wash them well under running water, and then let them drain.

Because lettuce leaves will be soaked in water, they should not be dried or wiped. On the contrary, if consumed later, they can be left in cold water to remain fresh and crispy.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Washed Lettuce Leaves in the Strainer

Depending on the size of the leaves, it is advisable to break or cut them into smaller pieces to consume them more easily. I chose to cut them into wider strips.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Cut the Lettuce Leaves on the Chopping Board

Make the Salad Dressing

Separately I make the butterhead salad dressing which is a special one for this recipe. I will first mix a tablespoon and a half of sea salt in a mixing bowl with four tablespoons of sugar and 120 ml (0.5 cups) of wine vinegar. Dilute this dressing with 300 ml (1.25 cups) of water and mix until the salt and sugar dissolve.

At this moment, I recommend you taste the dressing. Depending on everyone’s tastes, you can add more ingredients until you reach the perfect bite.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Sugar, Vinegar and Water in the Bowl

In most recipes, this is the basic dressing. Still, I will customize it and add two more tablespoons of Greek yoghurt and a tablespoon of chopped dill, which will take the salad to another level.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Yoghurt and Chopped Dill in the Salad Dressing in the Bowl

Finishing the Salad

Before serving, all we have to do is put the salad pieces in this dressing, mix them lightly and be ready. It is advisable not to use metal bowls because they oxidize lettuce leaves faster. I usually use plastic bowls for preparing and glass bowls for serving.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Lettuce Leaves and Salad Dressing in the Mixing Bowl

This was my sweet and sour butterhead salad recipe that I recommend everyone try and put on the family menu.

How to Serve the Lettuce Salad?

An idea to serve this butterhead salad is to put it in a glass bowl and add another tablespoon of Greek yoghurt on top. It looks great, and the taste is extraordinary.

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Served in Glass Bowl With Yoghurt on Top

Suppose you liked the butterhead lettuce salad recipe and you want other own salad recipes from our menu, made according to my tastes. In that case, I recommend the following from our blog:

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Served in the Glass Bowl With Yoghurt on Top

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Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Served in Glass Bowl With Yoghurt on Top and Yoghurt on the Table
Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad-Served in Glass Bowl With Yoghurt on Top

Sweet and Sour Butterhead Salad

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This sweet and sour butterhead salad with crispy lettuce, yoghurt, sugar and vinegar is a refreshing recipe from my childhood.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Hungarian, Transylvanian
Servings 2 portions
Calories 122 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 strainer
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 glass bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 piece butterhead lettuce or little gem, romaine lettuce
  • 100 ml wine vinegar white
  • 1.5 tbsp sea salt kosher
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 300 ml warm water
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt full fat
  • 1 tbsp dill chopped

Instructions
 

  • Open the leaves one by one, put them in a strainer, wash them well under running water, and then let them drain.
  • After this, cut them into wider strips.
  • Mix the sea salt in a mixing bowl with sugar and the wine vinegar. Dilute this dressing with warm water and mix until the salt and sugar dissolve.
  • Add the Greek yoghurt and the chopped dill, which will take the salad to another level with more aromas.
  • Put the salad pieces in this dressing and mix them lightly.
  • Serve in a glass bowl, adding another tablespoon of Greek yoghurt on top.

Notes

You can also use coral, little jam or romaine lettuce, which is suitable for this type of salad.
It can be eaten by vegetarians or vegans, giving up or replacing Greek yoghurt with a vegetable one.
It is advisable not to use metal bowls because they oxidize lettuce leaves faster. 

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 5254mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 2715IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
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