Iceberg Lettuce with Burnet Dressing

Iceberg Lettuce with Burnet Dressing

By: Ben O'Donoghue

This Salad is a fixture of flavours with the Burnet Dressing really bringing the dish to life


  • 1x iceberg lettuce
  • 50g Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon
  • 1x onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. Fry off the onion until browned and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine honey, mustard, vinegar in a bowl and slowly whisk in oil to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In another bowl combine buttermilk and sour cream and season with salt. Slowly add honey mustard mixture to buttermilk, then add juice of half a lemon. Add onions to dressing and set aside in the fridge.
  4. Pull apart pieces or cut iceberg lettuce into wedges. Squeeze other half of lemon over top
  5. Arrange on your plate and dress well with your burnet onion dressing. Finely grate Parmesan cheese over each and sprinkle with the chopped herbs.
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