Butter Lettuce, Watercress & Parsley with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Yield: Serves six.


Butter lettuce means either Bibb or Boston, both of which have tender, soft leaves with a sweet flavor. Don’t dress this salad until just before you serve it.


9 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 large shallot, coarsely chopped

1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped flat parsley leaves

1 large bunch watercress, stems removed

1 large or two small heads butter lettuce, small leaves left whole, larger ones torn into pieces


In the bottom of a salad bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and shallot, mixing well with a whisk or a fork. Add the parsley, watercress, and butter lettuce and turn gently until everything is well coated with dressing. Serve immediately.

nutrition information (per serving): Calories (kcal): 200, Fat (kcal): 20, Fat Calories (g): 180, Saturated Fat (g): 3, Protein (g): 2, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 15, Carbohydrates (mg): 3, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 2, Sodium (g): 550, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 2,