Lettuce and tomato salad, how to make the rich and classic in 5 minutes

Lettuce and tomato salad is probably the most popular salad. Theirs the basic ingredients are lettuce and tomato, some onions and a basic dressing of oil, salt and vinegar. There is nothing else, but for it to be crispy and delicious, some steps must be followed.

First, the lettuce must be washed and dried very welland when cutting do not use a knife but do it by hand so that it does not rust.

The sauce or vinaigrette can be left to simmer a little before using, but the salad must be dressed at the time of eating otherwise, if done earlier, the lettuce would be dry, not crunchy at all.

As always, we recommend that you take care of the quality of the ingredients. If you can catch it Fresh vegetables and proximity, you will notice the difference.

prescription information

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • total time: 5 minutes
  • portions: 4
  • Category: entry
  • type of cuisine: Spanish
  • Calories per serving (kcal): 140

Lettuce and tomato salad ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 lettuce of the trocadero variety
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Half an onion
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Lettuce and tomato salad ingredientsSophia of the Tower

How to make lettuce and tomato salad

First, we will wash 1 lettuce of the trocadero variety. Before we wash it, we will remove the outer leaves that may be damaged and then separate the remaining leaves by hand. Wash them with cold running water and rotate or shake them well until they are dry. Reserve the leaves until used.

Spin lettuce and tomato salad leavesSophia of the Tower

Then, wash 3 tomatoes and remove the stem. Then cut each tomato into 6 or 8 pieces. Depending on the variety of tomato you choose, you can remove the skin to make them more enjoyable to eat.

Wash and cut the lettuce and tomato saladSophia of the Tower

Wash half the onion and cut into fine julienne strips.

Wash and cut the onion and tomato lettuce saladSophia of the Tower

We make the vinaigrette with 3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 spoon of white wine vinegar and salt to taste. If we beat this mixture, we will make it emulsify and it will be much nicer when it comes to adding it to the salad.

Prepare lettuce and tomato salad vinaigretteSophia of the Tower

We serve the salad by placing some hand-shredded lettuce on each plate, to make smaller pieces from each leaf. Then we distribute the tomatoes cut into quarters and finally the chopped onion. To finish, and just before serving, drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette.

Lettuce and tomato salad dressingSophia of the Tower

This salad serves as a side dish for meat or fish dishes or as a first course for a light meal.

Lettuce and tomato salad main photoSophia of the Tower

Summary of Easy Preparation

  1. Wash and roll the lettuce
  2. Wash the tomatoes, remove the stem and cut them
  3. Wash the onion and cut it into julienne
  4. We make vinaigrette
  5. We serve the salad with vinaigrette
  6. We serve the salad as a side dish or first course

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