In Honor of the U.K.’s National Gardening Week, the Royal Kitchen Shared Their Secret Salad Recipe

The U.K.’s National Gardening Week may have come to an end, but the royal family made sure to finish their celebrations with a bang—by revealing a secret recipe.

In honor of NGW, which the country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening, Queen Elizabeth’s head gardener, Mark Lane, captured and shared a variety of beautiful images of Buckingham Palace’s garden in full bloom and took part in an official Q&A, where he answered any garden-related questions from followers.

And the celebrations didn’t end there. On Sunday, the Royal Kitchens revealed some tips for growing fresh mint as well as a secret kitchen garden recipe on the Royal Family’s Instagram Story (which is no longer available). Luckily, we captured some shots of the salad recipe before it disappeared and included it below.

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The post started things off by introducing the idea of growing your own fresh mint.

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Then, they listed the ingredients you’ll need: tomatoes, springs of fresh mint, olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar. Oh, and balsamic vinegar for those who want to add some tang. Yes, please.

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The post also broke down the step by step instructions.

Step 1: Pick a few springs of fresh mint. Easy enough.

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Step 2: Wash the mint and tomatoes.

Step 3: Slice the tomatoes and tear the mint.

Step 4: Drizzle over the olive oil and add sugar, salt and pepper.

Step 5: Add balsamic vinegar “if you like”

Looks like when it comes to salads, Queen Elizabeth knows that simple is best.