Butterhead Lettuce with Parmesan and Fresh Mushrooms

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(Serves 6)

  • 7 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 4 to 6 oz. fresh mushrooms (button, portabello or other), sliced
  • 6 c. butterhead lettuce, such as Boston or Bibb
  • 6 tbsp. Parmesan shavings
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper (tricolor peppercorns look particularly nice)


Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are wilted. Portion lettuce leaves on salad plates. Top with mushroom slices and Parmesan.

To make vinaigrette, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in 6 tablespoons olive oil. Drizzle on salad immediately before serving.

Source: Come One Come All: Easy Entertaining with Seasonal Menus by Lee Svitak Dean.

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