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Butter Lettuce and Arugula Salad With Sovrano

Butter Lettuce and Arugula Salad With Sovrano 6.000
Say Cheese Jun 9, 2009

Salty components marry well with soft and peppery greens in this starter salad.

Sovrano cheese is similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano, but not quite as nutty. It is available at Balducci's in Old Town Alexandria.

Servings: 6 - 8
  • 2 heads (about 12 ounces total) butter lettuce, washed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 bunch baby arugula, washed and dried
  • 1/2 small (about 2 ounces) fennel bulb, cut into thin slices (1/2 to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and cut into quarters
  • 2 ounces (6 thin slices) bresaola (air-cured beef), cut into thin strips
  • 1/3 cup sliced skin-on or skinless raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 ounces shaved or shredded Sovrano cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon (2 tablespoons)
  • Sea or kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Combine the lettuce, arugula, fennel, artichoke hearts, bresaola, almonds and the 1 1/2 ounces of Sovrano cheese in a large salad bowl; toss gently.

Drizzle enough oil over the salad (to taste) to thoroughly coat but not saturate the greens. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the salad, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently yet thoroughly.

Divide among individual plates and garnish with additional shavings of Sovrano.

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From Maria Marchetti, sister of Alexandria cookbook author Domenica Marchetti.

Tested by Domenica Marchetti.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8): 97

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 7g 11%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 10mg 3%

Sodium: 338mg 14%

Total Carbohydrates: 5g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 6g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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