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Parsley and Butter Lettuce With Grapefruit-Shallot Dressing

Parsley and Butter Lettuce With Grapefruit-Shallot Dressing 6.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Apr 3, 2013

Butter lettuces are a great match for this tart dressing, but anything in the chicory family -- escarole, curly endive, frisee -- would also pair well. If you prefer, fresh lemon juice can be substituted for the grapefruit.


Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • Leaves from 1 pound bibb or butterhead lettuce (may substitute other tender lettuce)
  • 1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine or flaked sea salt, or more as needed
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces aged sheep's- or goat's-milk cheese, such as manchego or garrotxa (optional)

Directions

Rinse the lettuce and parsley in a large bowl of cold water. Drain, dry and place in a mixing bowl.

Combine the shallot, grapefruit juice and salt in a small bowl; let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Whisk in the oil; season with pepper to taste.

Pour the dressing over the lettuce and parsley. Use your hands to gently toss the salad, making sure the greens are evenly coated. Taste a leaf for salt and pepper, and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Divide among individual plates. Break the cheese into chunks or use a vegetable peeler to shave light shards of cheese over each portion.


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From Washington freelance writer Emily Horton.

Tested by Jeffrey Donald .

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 90


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 8g 12%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 180mg 8%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 1g


*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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