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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.

Pat Paternostro, Metairie, Louisiana
Recipe by Southern Living July 2008

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Credit: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
7 mins
cool:
15 mins
total:
42 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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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