Little Gem Lettuces with Preserved Lemon Dressing

Little Gem Lettuces with Preserved Lemon DressingRecipe

Photo: Thomas J. Story

This salad works with any grilled meat or fish, and you can use any crisp lettuce you wish; Scott especially likes the firm, flavorful Little Gems she picks from her garden.

Serves 6 to 8


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1 large preserved Meyer lemon or 1 small preserved regular lemon
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice or 2 tsp. regular lemon juice
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Fine sea salt
1 pound Little Gem lettuces (about 4 heads, separated into leaves)
1/4 cup shaved parmesan


Total: 20 Minutes

1. Scrape out and discard flesh of preserved lemon. Rinse peel and put in a blender or food processor.

2. Add olive oil, lemon juice, parmesan, pepper, and a pinch of salt to taste. Blend until emulsified. Dip a leaf into dressing to taste; add more salt or lemon juice if you like.

3. Put lettuces in a large bowl or on a platter and drizzle with dressing. Toss gently to coat. Add about 1/4 cup shaved parmesan and toss gently once more.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 92
Caloriesfromfat 79 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 8.5 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 112 mg
Cholesterol 3.8 mg