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Nigel Slater values lettuce as a cooling force within a salad - marrying it with hot or peppery flavours such as watercress and young mustard leaves.
200g piece of pancetta or bacon
2 thick slices of bread, crusts removed
A little olive oil
For the salad
4 handfuls of leaves to include soft, mild lettuce and a spicier leaf such as one of the mustard family
A small bunch of flat leaf parsley
6 bushy sprigs of tarragon
About 10 basil leaves
For the dressing
1 tablespoon of tarragon vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon walnut oil
A dab of French mustard
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