The idea for this salad came one Sunday morning when I was out walking the dogs. A bright sunny and warm morning was reflected in the hedgerows showing off their display of colours and every shade of green imaginable.
There’s a saying in food that goes “What grows together, goes together”, and this is never more true that when you see wild flowers and wild leaves growing side by side in laneways, ditches and hedges. As I walked, admiring the wild violets (my favourite wild flower) growing alongside primrose, dandelion, bittercress, pennywort and sorrel, I was struck by the prettiness of the colours and how they were so harmonious together. I started to concoct an idea for a beautiful summer salad, and as I always have plastic bags with me when I walk for such spontaneous moments of foraging, I began picking just what I would need for a stunning plate of food for lunch. The sum result is this salad.