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Butter Lettuce Salad with Citrus Honey Vinaigrette - Panning The Globe

Butter Lettuce Salad with Citrus Honey Vinaigrette

  • Author: Lisa
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


A simple but special salad of soft buttery lettuce with a bright citrus honey dressing.


  • For the Dressing
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice plus the zest of one lemon (zest before juicing)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice plus the zest of 1 lime (zest before juicing)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt (I recommend Maldon) or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • For the Salad
  • 3 heads butter lettuce (also called Bibb, Boston or living lettuce)
  • 1/2 cup fresh tarragon leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Make the Dressing: Whisk lemon juice and zest, lime juice and zest, honey, and dijon in a small bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly, to emulsify the dressing. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Make the Salad: Cut the root end off the lettuces and gently wash and dry the leaves. I like to rinse leaves separately, under the tap, and spin them dry in my salad spinner. Tear the larger leaves into smaller pieces. Pile leaves into a large bowl. Sprinkle in the tarragon and toss it gently with the lettuce. Just before serving, toss the salad with just enough dressing to coat. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Out of This World

Keywords: green salad, butter lettuce salad