Most people tend to be timid about using enough salt in a vinaigrette, but the right amount—which may be different for each of us—really accents salad's "green" flavors. Prep Time: about 10 minutes. Notes: If chervil, a feathery herb with a faint licorice taste, is not available, use more tarragon. Use really flavorful olive oil and vinegar to help transform salad from ordinary to memorable.

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a salad bowl, gently combine lettuce and herbs. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and pepper. Whisk in half of salt and taste dressing with a piece of lettuce. Add salt to taste. Pour dressing over salad and mix to coat greens.

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  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; calories from fat 98%; protein 0.4g; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 1g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 75mg; cholesterol 0mg.
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