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butter lettuce salad
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Butter Lettuce Salad

A simple, healthy, French-inspired Butter Lettuce Salad is a wonderful addition to any meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: French
Keyword: butter lettuce salad, healthy salad recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Marianne


  • 2 Tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces haricot vert or thin green beans trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • ice bath large bowl filled with ice water
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 watermelon radish sliced very thinly
  • 4 red radishes sliced thinly
  • 8-10 chives thinly sliced
  • flake salt for garnish


  • Bring a large pot filled with 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and 8 ounces green beans. Boil for 3 minutes. Drain and add green beans to the ice bath. Leave in ice bath while preparing the rest of the salad.
  • In a large bowl, combine the 2 Tablespoons minced shallot, 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard, ½ cup white wine vinegar, and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper. While steadily whisking, pour the olive oil into the bowl. Stopping occasionally to make sure it is all combining with the dressing before adding more oil.
  • On a large platter, layer whole leaves of butter lettuce with drained blanched green beans, sliced radishes, and a drizzle of vinaigrette. You will not use all of the vinaigrette! Only dress to your taste. Top with finely sliced chives.