Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Fine Herb Vinaigrette

Tender buttery Bibb lettuce, at its flavorful best in spring, forms the basis for this simple salad, which is tossed with chopped fresh herbs and a light mustard vinaigrette. This salad is all about freshness. Use plenty of freshly picked fines herbes: parsley, chives, tarragon, and chervil; torn fresh onto a salad of Bibb lettuce, and finished with a light, and lively vinaigrette — merveilleux.

Bibb Lettuce with Fine Herb & Mustard Vinaigrette
Serves 4

2 heads Bibb lettuce 
3 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 
1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar 
1 tsp Dijon mustard 
Malden salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste 
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives 
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 
1 tbsp fresh chervil 
1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 

Separate the lettuce leaves. Tear the largest outer leaves in half, leaving the smaller leaves whole. Wash, rinse and dry the lettuce. In a large salad bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to make a vinaigrette. Add the lettuce, chives, tarragon, chervil and parsley and toss well. Serve immediately. 

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