Butter Lettuce and Fresh Herbs with Maytag Blue Cheese

butter-lettuce-fresh-herbs-maytag-blue-cheese Sara Remington


  • 1/2 cup pear vinegar or other fruit vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 heads butter lettuce
  • 1/4 cup Maytag blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 bunch tarragon
  • 1 bunch chervil


  1. To make the dressing, combine the first 3 ingredients (through mustard) in a blender. Slowly add the oil in a thin stream; blend. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

  2. Wash lettuce, and separate leaves. For each serving, toss 5 large leaves in 2 tablespoons dressing. Place leaves on plate, stacking them largest to smallest. Top with 1 tablespoon blue cheese, 1 tablespoon diced shallot, and 1 teaspoon each tarragon and chervil leaves.

    Prep: 15 minutes.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 313
Fat per serving: 30g
Saturated fat per serving: 5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 20g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 8g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 6mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 294mg
Calcium per serving: 157mg