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Butter Lettuce Salad with Mandarins, Asparagus and Manchego Cheese

butter lettuce salad with mandarins, asparagus and manchego cheese Side
Butter Lettuce Salad with Mandarins, Asparagus and Manchego Cheese
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

Butter lettuce is known as a “buttery” variety with a nice taste between bitter and sweet, which makes it perfect to serve with fruits and/or cheese. For this occasion, I prepared it with fresh asparagus, mandarins and Manchego cheese. I like to buy this variety of lettuce because it can be sautéed with other vegetables in a wok, without losing its essence. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
head butter lettuce
1
cup mandarin oranges
1/2
lb cooked asparagus
Manchego cheese, to taste
1/4
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

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  • 1
    Wash and cut the lettuce. Drain mandarins and save the juice to make a balsamic vinaigrette. Cook asparagus for 5-7 minutes, I like them crunchy so I add them to boiling water and then I turn off the heat. I leave them for about 5 minutes and then I drain them. I also like to sauté them on a grill with a little cooking spray.
  • 2
    Add cooked asparagus and other ingredients to a bowl.
  • 3
    Mix mandarin juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over salad and serve.

Expert Tips

  • You can serve the salad in individual bowls and accompany with a chicken breast or salmon.
  • Add blackberries or strawberries to the salad.
  • You can substitute the Manchego cheese for goat cheese or fresh mozzarella.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Butter lettuce is known as a “buttery” variety with a nice taste between bitter and sweet, which makes it perfect to serve with fruits and/or cheese. For this occasion, I prepared it with fresh asparagus, mandarins and Manchego cheese. I like to buy this variety of lettuce because it can be sautéed with other vegetables in a wok, without losing its essence.

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