Herb Salad

Source: De Honesta Voluptate et Valetudine, 15th century

Original Recipe:

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Translation: (from Platina's On Right Pleasure & Good Health)

On preparing a salad of several greens. A preparation of several greens is made with lettuce, bugloss, mint, catmint, fennel, parsley, sisymbrium, origan, chervil, circerbita which doctors call teraxicon, plantain, morella, and other fragrant greens, well washed and pressed and put in a large dish. Sprinkle them with a good deal of salt and blend with oil, then pour vinegar over it all when it has sat a little; it should be eaten and well chewed because wild greens are tough. This sort of salad needs a little more oil than vinegar. It is more suitable in winter than in summer, because it requires much digestion and this is stronger in winter.

My Interpretation:

1 lb. Mixed greens ½ tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Mint chopped ¼ cup Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Oregano chopped 3 Tbsp. Vinegar

Toss all ingredients, except vinegar together. Let stand for 10 minutes. Toss in vinegar and serve.

Works Referenced:

Platina's On Right Pleasure and Good Health, translated and Abridged by Mary Ella Milham, Pegasus Press, 1999
- A translation of De Honesta Voluptate et Valetudine by Bartolomeo Sacchi

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories:  73
Calories from fat: 61 (84% of tot cal)

% Daily Value*

Total Fat   7g 10%
     Saturated Fat  1g 5%
Cholesterol   0mg 0%
Sodium   153mg 6%
Total Carbo    2g 1%
     Dietary Fiber   1g 5%
     Sugars    1g  
Protein   1g  
Vitamin A       113% Vitamin C     23%
Calcium         5% Iron      11%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your caloric intake.

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