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Butter Lettuce, Watercress & Parsley with Lemon Vinaigrette

Servings: six.

Butter lettuce means either Bibb or Boston, both of which have tender, soft leaves with a sweet flavor. Don’t dress this salad until just before you serve it.


  • 9 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped flat parsley leaves
  • 1 large bunch watercress, stems removed
  • 1 large or two small heads butter lettuce, small leaves left whole, larger ones torn into pieces

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 200
      Fat Calories (kcal): 180
      Fat (g): 20
      Saturated Fat (g): 3
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 15
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 550
      Carbohydrates (g): 3
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 2


  • In the bottom of a salad bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and shallot, mixing well with a whisk or a fork. Add the parsley, watercress, and butter lettuce and turn gently until everything is well coated with dressing. Serve immediately.


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