Posts Tagged ‘lettuce’

Blueberry and Almond Salad with Red Butter Lettuce

Friday, September 14th, 2012
Blueberry and Almond Salad with Red Butter Lettuce

Blueberry and Almond Salad with Red Butter Lettuce

Blueberry and Almond Salad with Red Butter Lettuce

Sweet berries combined with savory toasted almonds speckle this red butter lettuce for a simple and delightful salad.  Tangy lemons balances the flavors perfectly.
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Pear and Walnut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Pear and Walnut Salad

Pear and Walnut Salad

Pear and Walnut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a nice simple salad with a lot of flavor from the walnuts and pears.  The lemon juice in the vinaigrette helps to prevent the pear from quickly turning brown, while adding a nice acidic bite to complement the sweetness of the pear.
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Tuna Niçoise Tartine

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Tuna Nicoise Tartine

Tuna Nicoise Tartine

Tuna Niçoise Tartine

Adapted from Bouchon by Thomas Keller

In Bouchon Keller provides recipes for a variety of tartines, or opened faced sandwiches.  I decided to start with the Tuna Niçoise Tartine.  This gives an everyday tuna sandwich an elegant twist.  I’m a huge fan of a incise salad, with all the flavorful items that join the tuna to create a satisfying lunch or dinner.  This tartine has a lot of components, but it’s well worth the effort of chopping and prepping for this delicious open-faced sandwich.  If you don’t like a certain topping, leave it out or replace it.  You can make the tartine your own.
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Walnut Cabbage Cups

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Walnut Cabbage Cups

Walnut Cabbage Cups

Walnut Cabbage Cups

Adapted from Earth Eats

I heard this recipe on an Earth Eats podcast, a great weekly public radio program based in Indiana, which focuses on healthy, local eating.  The recipe is meant to be raw and vegan, but raw didn’t matter to me, so I went ahead and toasted the walnuts.  Earth Eats calls the recipe Walnut Tacos, but to me it is more like a lettuce cup, or in this case, cabbage cup.  It’s a great meat alternative for a taco, but my cabbage overpowered the flavor of the filling a bit.  Maybe I’ll try it in a corn tortilla next time, since I don’t mind my food cooked.

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Bibb Lettuce Salad

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Bibb Lettuce Salad Close Up

Bibb Lettuce Salad Close Up

Bibb Lettuce Salad

I came across this salad in Thomas Keller’s Bouchon cookbook and had to try it out.  It looked beautiful and also didn’t seem that difficult to make.  Yes, it takes a tad bit of time to assemble, but worth the effort (and really doesn’t take that long).  The gorgeous floral shape is stunning, making it great for serving company (imagine serving each person their own.)  Being at home with just my husband I ate each leaf with my fingers.  It was like a sweet, tangy, crunchy, delicious snack, but substantial enough for a meal.  I’m hooked on this salad.
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