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My Favorite Green Salad

My Favorite Green Salad

My favorite green salad is lush, you guys. It's really and truly delicious; it's got crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, a a bright jolt of red spring onions. It's the perfect almost-spring salad. 

My Favorite Green Salad. A beautiful salad with butter lettuce, breadcrumbs, red spring onions, pecorino, and a red wine mustard dressing. | Shiny Happy Bright

I've had a very similar version of this salad several times at a creative little restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota called Zzest. Whenever we visit my husband's parents in Rochester, I have to eat there. Everyone always seems to order the salad that's the inspiration for this one - the only real difference is that they serve it with little gem lettuce (which has a delightfully crunchy bite, but is harder to find in grocery stores). 

Spring Red Onions
My Favorite Green Salad. A beautiful salad with butter lettuce, breadcrumbs, red spring onions, pecorino, and a red wine mustard dressing. | Shiny Happy Bright

I've been watching a lot of pottery videos lately for inspiration. Last week at pottery I made a garlic roaster, it needs to be trimmed to have a nicer shape, but I was pretty excited to make my first piece that's a double (plate and roasting lid) out of one piece of clay. 

If you need something a little mesmerizing and inspirational, I suggest watching the following potters on Instagram:

Tortus Copenhagen 

Kim Sangin

Neal Pottery

My Favorite Green Salad. A beautiful salad with butter lettuce, breadcrumbs, red spring onions, pecorino, and a red wine mustard dressing. | Shiny Happy Bright

For this salad, I found red spring onions at the store (yay, spring is coming soon!), but you can easily make it with regular red onions. It will still have a great kick! I hope you enjoy this recipe!


My Favorite Green Salad

Makes 4 servings | Prep Time: 3 minutes | Total Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

4.5 ounces butter lettuce (or other mixed soft greens)

1/2 cup red spring onions (or red onion), finely sliced

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

4 ounces crumbled Pecorino Romano 

1/3 cup olive oil 

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

Add the butter lettuce, spring onions, breadcrumbs, and Pecorino to a large bowl. 

Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, and sugar in a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. 

Right before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately. 

This recipe is adapted from the gorgeous Little Gem Salad at Zzest restaurant in Rochester, MN. 


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