Lettuce and Tomato Salad

Lettuce and Tomato Salad

I remember my grandmother making the simplest of salads with tomatoes and lettuces. She would quickly tear the lettuce and then chop the tomatoes into large diamond-like chunks, and just as quickly added a mayonnaise dressing that almost immediately turned milky and thin. The dressing served to bind the ripest and freshest ingredients. In my version, I have used butter lettuce, which is soft yet crunchy, and the ripest and most succulent tomato I could find. Making and eating this salad brought back the happiest of memories of a eating a basic salad that cooled the mind on a hot summer’s night.

Ingredients send grocery list
1 large tomato
2 handfuls butter lettuce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 grindings of sea salt
3 grindings of pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Directions
Tear up the lettuce and place in a serving bowl. Cut the tomato in half lengthwise, and then cut the halves using a “W” cut to create about 1-inch wedges. Add to the bowl.
Mix together the mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper and sugar. Add to the lettuce and tomato, and blend softly but thoroughly. Serve with corn on the cob, simple shellfish dishes, and other summery food.

Lemon juice, or squeezed lemon mixed with water, has recently become increasingly popular. It is served in restaurants around the world, and some people start the day with lemon juice instead of coffee or tea. Citrus fruits, like lemon, have a huge amount of vitamin C, which is the primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. caused by radicals. You probably know that vitamin C can help with the flu and colds, but it also helps reduce bleeding.
Vitamin C also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and lowers blood pressure.