The seed of the ifi tree, also known as aila or mape, is similar to chestnuts. They add bits of nutty richness to this colorful salad.
washed and torn into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
snipped into bite-sized sprigs (about 1½ cups)
cut into wedges
crumbled into large pieces
(about 1/2 small lemon)
What You'll Need
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Cutting board
- Chef knife
- Large bowl
- Small bowl
- Whisk or fork
In a large bowl, combine lettuce, watercress, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and chestnuts.
For Dressing: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk or stir well with a fork.
Just before serving, drizzle dressing over vegetables and toss lightly.
Look for already peeled and roasted chestnuts that come in cans or plastic bags.