Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad

Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad Recipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Mâche, a tender heirloom variety of lamb's lettuce, has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor, but the salad is equally good prepared with baby lettuces.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 7 Minutes
Cool: 15 Minutes


3/4 cup chopped pecans
5 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
1 (6-oz.) package mâche, thoroughly washed
1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes or until completely cool.

2. Combine watermelon and mâche in a large bowl; add vinaigrette, tossing gently to coat. Transfer watermelon mixture to a serving platter, and sprinkle evenly with pecans and cheese.

Pat Paternostro, Metairie, Louisiana,

Southern Living

July 2008
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