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“Spring Salad or Sweet and Sour Salad” from a Billet Mom

Another one of those unique recipes passed down from my Mother.  I called this recipe Spring Salad as this was the first salad we ate in the Spring with fresh vegetables from the garden.  Mom called this her Sweet and Sour Salad.  We could hardly wait for the first feed of lettuce and green onions from the garden and Mom making this delicious but easy to make Spring Salad for us.   Dad would polish off a whole large bowl before eating the rest of his meal.  This was his favourite salad and he would eat it for Lunch and Dinner.  If it didn’t appear on the table he would ask for it.  With just four ingredients (six if you count the salt and pepper) in this salad you will be making it time and time again.

A Billet Mom’s “Spring Salad” Ingredients

A bowl of fresh lettuce, washed and dried

1 bunch of green onions

1/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white vinegar


A Billet Mom’s “Spring Salad” Directions

  1. Chop onions and add to bowl of lettuce.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix.
  2. In a two cup measuring cup put 1/4 cup brown sugar.  Add 3/4 cup white vinegar and whisk until brown sugar is dissolved.  Pour just enough dressing to coat lettuce and onions.  Serve immediately.

A Billet Mom’s Notes and Tips

  • This salad will not keep after it has been dressed so only put dressing on what you think you will eat.  You can always have extra lettuce, onions and dressing on hand in case people want seconds.  Do not put the dressing on until you are ready to serve it.
  • Drain off any extra dressing and store in a jar to be used at another time.
  • You can adjust the sugar and vinegar to your own personal taste.  More sugar if you would like it a little sweeter or more vinegar if you would like it a little more sour.
  • Leaf lettuce is best for this salad.
  • This salad is very good using spinach instead of lettuce.
  • Add some crumbled bacon for a real treat.
  • You can use cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar for this recipe just adjust the sugar accordingly.

Green Onion and Lettuce Facts


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