Butterhead Lettuce with Pistachio Vinaigrette

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Butterhead Lettuce with Pistachio Vinaigrette
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
373
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

  • 2 heads Butterhead lettuce
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped chives
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped tarragon
  • 8 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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
53%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
149µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21.1%
Vitamin C
19mg
31%
Vitamin E
5mg
25%
Vitamin K
121µg
100%
Calcium
115mg
12%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
87µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
87µg
22%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
46mg
12%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.4%
Phosphorus
117mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
513mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.2%
Sodium
437mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.8%