An easy colourful insalata with wonderful textures and flavours. Makes 4
½ iceberg or cos lettuce, washed, dried and cut into wedges
1 firm small avocado, peeled, stone removed
2 lebanese cucumbers
5 small radishes, tails trimmed & discarded
1 small red onion, cut in half
1 cup rocket leaves
1 cup small basil leaves
125ml (½ cup) extra virgin olive oil
3 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tbs cold water
1 tsp sugar
freshly ground black pepper and salt
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Attach slicer/shredder attachment to the stand mixer with slicing drum and position the mixing bowl under slicing chute.
Turn the mixer to speed 6; add lettuce, pushing down with pusher. Remove lettuce from mixing bowl and arrange over a serving platter.
Repeat slicing with avocado, followed by cucumbers, radishes and red onion. Layer each ingredient carefully onto platter. Top with rocket and basil.
For dressing: Attach wire whisk to stand mixer and add dressing ingredients. Turn mixer to speed 4 and mix for 10 seconds. Pour dressing over salad to serve.