Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bibb Lettuce with Fresh Chive Vinaigrette

bibb lettuce


Bibb Lettuce with Fresh Chive Vinaigrette

Makes about 4 servings

Lemon and chives complement one another. Usher in spring with this herb-filled dressing served on Bibb lettuce. Since chives grow out my backdoor I like to harvest them with a pair of kitchen shears. I also recommend slicing the chives with kitchen shears and not a knife because the scissors don’t smash the hollow chives but instead create a tidy crosswise cut.

2 heads Bibb lettuce, cleaned

Juice of one lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Pinch sugar
1/4 cup snipped chives
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk lemon juice, mustard, and sugar together in a bowl. Add chives and slowly whisk in oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently tear the lettuce and place in a large salad bowl. Toss with half of the dressing just before serving. Serve the extra dressing on the side.


Source:  -Maggie Green

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