Stacked boston lettuce with fennel, blue cheese, and toasted walnuts
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Boston and Bibb lettuces are sometimes called butterhead or butter lettuce because of their soft, buttery-textured leaves.
lemon zest1 tsp
fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp
reduced-sodium chicken broth⅛ cup(s), or reduced-sodium vegetable broth
walnut oil2 tsp, or canola oil
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
boston lettuce2 head(s), or Bibb lettuce
uncooked fennel bulb(s)½ medium, trimmed and very thinly sliced
chopped walnuts2 Tbsp, toasted
uncooked red onion(s)¼ cup(s), sliced, finely chopped
blue cheese1 oz, piece, frozen
- To make the dressing, combine the lemon zest, juice, broth, oil, honey, and pepper in a small bowl.
- Clean and separate the lettuce leaves; cut out and discard a V-shape from the white part of each stem end. Gently press the leaves to flatten slightly and stack about 5 lettuce leaves on each of 4 plates. Top with the fennel, walnuts, and red onion.
- Spoon the dressing over the salads and grate the blue cheese on top. (Crumble the last bits of ungrated blue cheese over the salads). Serve at once.