Radish and Apple Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups

September 13th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Radish and Apple Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups

Radish and Apple Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups

Radish and Apple Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups

This salad is delightful.  Sweet, savory and crunchy in a fun, edible cup — eat this salad like a taco.  You could add some nuts for extra crunch and texture, and make it into the main meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 sides or 2 main dishes

Ingredients

4 radishes, thinly julienned, about 1/8″ thick and 1″ long

1/2 Granny Smith apple, thinly julienned, about 1/8″ thick and 1″ long

1 lemon, zest and 2-3 teaspoons juice

3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon honey, more or less to taste

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste

2-3 oz. soft goat cheese, optional

1 head butter lettuce, red or green, outer most leaves separated but left whole

Equipment

Knife

Medium to large bowl

Whisk

Microplane Zester

Process

Wash and dry the butter lettuce and separate the leaves, keeping each leaf intact. These will be your cups. I like to stack them in a bowl for serving. Two to four leaves per person, depending on the size of the leaf and if it’s a side dish or appetizer.

Red Butter Lettuce Leaves

Red Butter Lettuce Leaves

Thinly julienned the 4 radishes into 1/8″ thick by 1″ long matchsticks. Thinly julienned the 4 apples into 1/8″ thick by 1″ long matchsticks. Set aside.

In the bowl zest and juice the lemon, using about 2-3 teaspoons of juice. Add in 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, and 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Whisk vigorously to combine.

Radish and Apple Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese

Radish and Apple Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese

Add the julienned radishes and apples to the dressing in the bowl. Toss to coat. Season to taste and add more salt, lemon juice, or olive oil if needed. Add in the 2-3 oz. of soft goat cheese if using.

Serve the salad with the butter lettuce along side. Use the butter lettuce as cups. Spoon the salad into the lettuce cups and eat like tacos.

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4 Responses to “Radish and Apple Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups”

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  2. Shari Eslinger says:

    This was a really nice complementary salad for our Thanksgiving meal. We prepared it on each salad plate ahead of time. Sweet, tart and delicious.

  3. Erin Gennow says:

    I’m so glad you liked the recipe. I love your idea for preparing it ahead of time on each salad plate.

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