Butterhead Lettuce with Pistachio Vinaigrette

Butterhead Lettuce with Pistachio Vinaigrette
Staff Writer
Stephanie Fray for Conundrum
Butterhead Lettuce Salad

This simple salad is a refreshing treat that combines silky, butterhead lettuce with a savory pistachio dressing that has a kick of spice. It's fast and easy to make and pairs well with any summer dish.

 

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4
Servings
353
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/2  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4  Cup  plus 2 tablespoons raw pistachios
  • 1/2  Thai chile, seeded and minced
  • 4  Teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 3  Tablespoons  champagne vinegar
  • 1  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • heads Butterhead lettuce
  • 1  Tablespoon  finely chopped chives
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped oregano
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped mint
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely chopped tarragon
  • radishes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/2  Cup  green olives, pitted and chopped, preferably Sevillano or Manzanilla

Directions

For the dressing

In a small pot, heat olive oil and pistachios together over a low flame until warm, about 1 minute. Place warm pistachios in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Immediately pour pistachio mixture into bowl with Thai chile, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Add lemon juice, champagne vinegar, kosher salt, and ground pepper.

For the salad

Trim the stem and remove the outside leaves of the lettuce. Cut each lettuce in half lengthwise and wash. Combine herbs with the pistachio vinaigrette. Place each half lettuce in separate bowls and spoon equal amount of vinaigrette on top of each serving. Spinkly each with radishes, and olives, and finish with cracked ground pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
44%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
26g
100%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
52mg
7%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
480mg
32%
Water
46g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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