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Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad

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.

Southern Living JULY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Bake:7 Minutes
  • Cool:15 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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