Originating from the Mediterranean basin, this tender bright green clump of velvety leaves has a mild flavor that pairs nicely with countless culinary pleasures.  Not only contributing to delightful dishes, the health benefits of butter lettuce include: good sources of thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and very good sources of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.

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 Butter Lettuce Salad with Pear Dressing



1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons pear nectar

1 1/2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Half a 6-ounce ripe red Bartlett pear, peeled, cored and diced

1/2 cup coarsely crumbled gorgonzola cheese

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning


1 head butter lettuce, cut into 4 wedges

1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and diced

1/2 a large ripe red Bartlett pear, quartered lengthwise, cored and thinly sliced

1/3 cup hazelnuts or walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries


For the dressing: In a blender, blend together the oil, pear nectar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, diced pear, cheese, salt and pepper until smooth. For the salad: Place the lettuce wedges on 4 salad plates. Arrange the avocado, pear slices, hazelnuts and cranberries around the lettuce. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

Recipe from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/butter-lettuce-salad-with-gorgonzola-and-pear-dressing-recipe.html