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Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday Meal: Butter Lettuce Salad

Posted By on September 7, 2015, 8:50 AM

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There are few things I enjoy eating more than a crisp, butter lettuce salad. And this one is very good, but also very easy to make. It would make a nice Labor Day salad for your barbecue. 

The key to this salad is the creamy dressing made with fresh herbs. Please don't substitute dried ones. 

Ingredients: 

3 Tbs. sour cream

3 Tbs. mayonnaise (preferably homemade) 

1 Tbs. minced chives

2 tsp. minced fresh thyme leaves

1 Tbs. minced fresh tarragon leaves (save a few whole ones for garnishing)

Juice from 1/2 lemon

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup croutons, smashed into crumbs

1 head butter lettuce

Parmigiano-Reggiano, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler

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Method: 

In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, minced herbs, salt, pepper and lemon juice. This is your dressing. 

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Toss the washed and dried butter lettuce leaves in the bowl with the dressing - just enough to lightly coat the leaves.  

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Sprinkle the crumbs into the salad and toss lightly again. 

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Serve garnished with a few tarragon leaves and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. 

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Photos by Ted Scheffler






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