I keep eating this really good salad in Italy and I'm dying to know how to make it. It consists only of iceberg lettuce, olive oil, and another liquid ingredient-- possibly lemon or vinegar.
But the combination of the oil and lettuce tastes strangely delicious, and I can't figure out why.
I'm thinking that it's because the lettuce is soaked in water beforehand for an extended period of time. But that can't be the only thing different about it. Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or am I just going crazy? What is it about the salad that's so good-- the type of oil maybe? I've had many, many types of olive oil and I don't think that's the only factor.