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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 bright jolt of red spring onions. It's the perfect almost-spring salad. 

My Favorite Green Salad Recipe. A beautiful salad with butter lettuce, breadcrumbs, red spring onions, pecorino, and a red wine mustard dressing. | This Healthy Table

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). 

red spring onions
My Favorite Green Salad Recipe. A beautiful salad with butter lettuce, breadcrumbs, red spring onions, pecorino, and a red wine mustard dressing. | This Healthy Table

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 Recipe. A beautiful salad with butter lettuce, breadcrumbs, red spring onions, pecorino, and a red wine mustard dressing. | This Healthy Table

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!


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My Favorite Green Salad
My favorite green salad is super lush!
Ingredients
  • 4.5 ounces butter lettuce
  • 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
1. Add the butter lettuce, spring onions, breadcrumbs, and Pecorino to a large bowl. 2. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, and sugar in a small bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. 3. Right before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

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


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