German/Bavarian Chopped Green Salad Mit Borretsch

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Fresh parsley, dill or chives can replace borage if it is unavailable. I wasn't sure what type of onion to use in the salad as it wasn't specified but for color I chose red. If it's another type of onion, kindly let me know and the recipe will be updated. Thanks! May I remind you?: Fresh ingredients-the best you can get.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head lettuce (I used butter lettuce mixed with red loose leaf lettuce however any heirloom lettuce would be ideal)
  • 1 cup watercress (rocket) or 1 cup arugula (rocket)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 8 -10 small red radishes
  • 3 tablespoons fresh borage leaves, chopped (and a few borage flowers if available)
  • freshly grated black pepper
  • Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I used walnut)


  1. Wash the lettuce and watercress well and spin dry.
  2. Prepare the dressing in a non-reactive container and set aside. Best prepared at least 1 hour in advance.
  3. Combine the salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl with the dressing. Toss to coat.
  4. Garnish with additional borage leaves and flowers.
  5. fyi: A sprinkle of freshly grated black pepper tasted really good on the salad.
Most Helpful

I was able to get Borage herb (and use it) from our local Wegmans that had these right there, plunked right in front of the exotic and organic herbs/leaves. I was so happy! Reminded me of water-cress, and was definitely delightful in this super tasteful, and very flavorful salad. I love radishes and the really nice lettuces, and this now has completely become a truly lovely recipe for a salad, dainty and beyond! Made for ZWT 6 Zee Zesty!

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 01, 2010

I used a mix of garden grown greens including argula and borage but no flowers yet. Then just before tossing with the dressing I decided to added tomatoes. Made for ZWT 6. Thanks

Rita~ June 01, 2010

This was a simple salad, but still quite good. I liked the combo of radishes and onion, it gave this salad quite a bite. Not sure, but I think the strong radish and onion flavors offset one another. My BF is not a fan of raw onions, but he didn't mind this at all. Of course, I didn't have any borage leaves (not sure they're available here) so I used dill. Love it. Thank you!

Kumquat the Cat's friend May 28, 2010