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2000s Recipes + Menus

Chiffonade of Romaine and Bibb Lettuces

Serves6
  • Active time:20 min
  • Start to finish:20 min
April 2005
Crisp lettuce adds a refreshing crunch to this earthy springtime menu.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt (preferably fine sea salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 hearts of romaine, trimmed, quartered lengthwise, then sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch strips (8 cups)
  • 3/4 lb Bibb lettuce (3 medium heads), trimmed, quartered lengthwise, then sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
  • Whisk together lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified.
  • Toss lettuces with just enough dressing to coat.
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