Enter this cucumber lettuce salad. The butter lettuce is hardy and won't wilt under this dressing made with less oil than typical, so you can dress this salad for a buffet table and be confident it will stand up.
Try this fantastic fresh, crisp summer salad next to a spicy grilled burger like this Chorizo Stuffed Burger. The citrusy vinaigrette is tasty and cooling.
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: Cucumbers have a lot of water in them, to keep the salad from being watered down, grate it and let it sit in a strainer for a hour.
Lemon Lime Vinaigrette over Cucumber Salad
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tbls agava
3 tbls olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tbls red wine
4 heads of butter lettuce
1 English cucumber, grated and strained
1/4 cup toasted pepitas
1 cup bean sprouts
Place all the dressing in mason jar or seal-able dressing container and shake well to combine.
Grate the cucumber, sprinkle with salt and place in a fine strainer; allow to strain for up to 1 hour. Reserve the cucumber juice for another application if wanted. Layer the lettuce, cucumber, pepitas and bean sprouts on a platter. Drizzle the dressing over the top (you may not need all of the dressing, just add as needed.) Enjoy.
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