Also known as Mâche, field lettuce or lambs lettuce is a salad vegetable that resembles spinach with its soft velvety leaves and mild, faintly nutty flavour. It has long, thin leaves that are rounded at the end and usually dark green in colour. Corn salad can be found in the supermarket in bunches, with separated leaves or in salad mixes or bags. Corn salad, like all leafy vegetables is very nutritious; it is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium
Cut off roots of the vegetable if there are any, before washing.
Wash corn salad before serving to remove any dirt and dry in a salad spinner.
Great eaten on its own as a side dish or mixed with other leafy vegetables.
To select the best quality corn salad, look for leaves that are soft and appear green and fresh. Avoid vegetables that look wilted or have yellow leaves. Corn salad is best eaten as soon as possible to maintain freshness. Corn salad that is purchased in a bag will keep for up to a week in the fridge unopened, vegetables that are bought individually in a bunch will keep for around three days in the fridge
Corn salad makes a great addition to salads with its mild and slightly nutty flavour
Lightly cook corn salad and serve with walnuts and olive oil as a healthy side dish for a meal
Use in soups, omelettes or pan-fry in butter as an alternative to spinach
It’s also a great garnish for most salads