Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


This simple salad transitions from winter to spring by pairing end-of-season citrus with fresh, new lettuce.


  • 2 small heads butter lettuce, cored; leaves torn into large pieces
  • 12 cup shelled pistachios, lightly toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 navel oranges, peel and pith removed and flesh segmented, juice reserved
  • 12 cup crème fraîche
  • 14 cup finely chopped chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Combine lettuce, pistachios, and orange segments in a bowl. Whisk reserved orange juice with creme fraiche, 3 tbsp. chives, salt, and pepper; pour over salad and toss to combine. Garnish with remaining chives.

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