Columella Salad (Moretum) Recipe

Step 1

Wash and dry the lettuce leaves; cut or tear into bite-size pieces and place into a salad bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss lightly.

NOTE: Lightly toasted sesame seeds may be substituted for the walnuts. To make moretum more authentically, use only two lettuce leaves; place them and the remaining green ingredients into a blender and blend well. Transfer to a mixing bowl, and add the cheese and ground pepper. Form into a ball. Add the vinegar and oil in sparing amounts.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 Head iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2ts Savory
  • 2ts Mint
  • 2ts Fresh rue, chopped (opt.)
  • 2ts Fresh coriander, chopped (opt. )
  • 2tb Parsley, chopped
  • 4 Green onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2ts Thyme
  • 3/4c Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4ts Ground pepper
  • 1/4c Vinegar
  • 1/4c Olive oil
  • 3/4c Walnuts, chopped

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