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French Butter-Lettuce Salad

Servings: 4

This quick, simple green salad is a fabulous accompaniment to just about any weeknight meal.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped shallot
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large head butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed, and dried
  • 4 small radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 130
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 120
  • Fat (g): 14
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 10
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 120
  • Carbohydrates (g): 2
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Sugar (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 1


  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.
  • Cut or tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces, and add to a large bowl, along with the radishes, parsley and tarragon. Toss with just enough dressing to coat lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with any remaining dressing on the side.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

  • joyfullady | 11/16/2021

    Very lovely, quick and easy side salad.

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    Momonkey | 12/09/2020

    Perfect for everyday, fast and easy to make! It's a very versatile salad...I add things like shaved manchego or blue cheese crumbles to mix it up because we make this so often.

  • cherylfinsavvy | 12/26/2018

    Light, fresh and delicious. The dressing is marvelous and easy to make. This was a huge hit and people who normally don't eat radishes loved this salad. Served it as a first course before the Coq au Vin. Lovely together for a very special meal.

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