Bibb (or Butter) lettuce salad with Dijon vinaigrette

bibb-salad

Makes: 4 servings

Total time: 15 minutes, prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 4 heads of Bibb lettuce
  2. 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  3. 2 tablespoons chives, minced
  4. 1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped
  5. 1/4 cup tarragon leaves, chopped
  6. 1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  7. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Dressing (see below for ingredients and directions)

Directions (Work with one head of lettuce at a time)

    1. Cut out the core from each head of lettuce and separate the leaves, but keep each head of lettuce together.
    2. Clean leaves and dry, either pat dry or spin-dry in a salad spinner.
    3. Place the leaves from one head of lettuce in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, 1.5 teaspoons of the shallots and chives, and 1 tablespoon each of the parsley and tarragon
    4. Then toss gently with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Repeat with the remaining heads.
    5. For each serving, arrange the outer lettuce leaves as a base on the plate and rebuild each head of lettuce and end with the smallest leaves.

Dressing ingredients (makes 2 cups)

  1. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  2. 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  3. 1/4 cup vegetable stock (this helps cut down on oil)
  4. 1/2 cup of sunflower oil

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at medium speed until creamy.

Approximate nutritional information for 1 serving (Based on brands and amounts used in the recipe)

  • Calories per serving: 164
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbs: 10 g
  • Protein: 4 g

 

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