Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing
Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing. Helen Rosner
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This simple salad transitions from winter to spring by pairing end-of-season citrus with fresh, new lettuce.

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachios and Orange Crème Fraîche Dressing
This simple salad transitions from winter to spring by pairing end-of-season citrus with fresh, new lettuce.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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