Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette photo

One of my tasks for our Easter celebration was to bring a salad. My job is always to bring The Salad. I say "The Salad" as I am required to bring the same salad for every holiday, each year. I sometimes wonder if they would even let me in if I changed things up! It is such a simple and refreshing salad. The recipe is below.

I also brought a couple of desserts...one fabulous and one just okay. I'll post the fabulous recipe later in the week.

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t. finely chopped lemon zest
  • salt and freshly milled pepper
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 5 T. extra virgin olive oil or to taste

Combine the lemon juice, zest, 1/4 t. salt, and shallot in a small bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes, then whisk in the oil and season with a little pepper to taste. Taste and correct the balance, adding more oil if needed. Toss with lettuce of your choice.


  1. Sounds great. Can't wait to try it myself!

  2. What was the fabulous dessert recipe that you made?

    1. The fabulous dessert was the Hazlenut, Nutella and Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches which I posted on 4/13. The so-so dessert was an Apple and Rhubarb Pandowdy. I just don't know if apple and rhubarb really compliment each other.