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Lettuce Not Forget….Boston Lettuce!

15 Jul

Hello Everyone-

Happy Summer!  It is friday night at about 5:30ish and I am sipping a delicious cocktail.  It is an absolutely gorgeous night here in suburban New Jersey. Tonight I am writing about a lovely salad that I recreated from a restaurant that we eat at quite regularly, a Boston lettuce salad with a lime vinaigrette.  I think that most people (not serious foodies of course) get stuck in ruts with lettuce-you know what I mean-romaine, leaf lettuce and as much as most of us hate to admit…iceberg.  But let’s face it iceberg adds great crunch factor and who can resist “The Wedge” with blue cheese and bacon!?  Well, I love Boston lettuce with its soft, delicate taste and creamy texture so here is a great recipe for a tasty salad that is great for summer.  Please keep in mind that this is made up by me basically, so use your judgement but I did my best in terms of measurements.

Boston Lettuce Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

1 Head cleaned Boston Lettuce Head-torn into small pieces

1/8 to 1/4 Cup Maytag Blue Cheese (use your judgement, some people love it, others not so much)

1 Ripe Avocado-chopped

3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Juice from 1 Lime

Salt to taste

1/4 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard (or so)

Put lettuce, avocado and blue cheese into salad bowl (I am a big believer in wooden bowls for salad). Mix olive oil, lime juice, mustard and salt well with a fork-pour over salad and toss…So Good!!!  And for those who can eat roasted pine nuts-go for it-they add great flavor and texture. I hope you enjoy this refreshing salad as much as my husband and I do!

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