Friday, May 9, 2014

Little Gem Salad with Feta, Grapefruit, and Toasted Pecans

Happy Friday! I am so excited for a weekend of lovely weather, tennis, and great coffee.  One of my favorite weekend activities is heading over to the Dupont Circle Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings, post-workout.

This past weekend, a beautiful head of little gem lettuce caught my eye at one of the stands at the market.  Little gem looks a little bit like romaine and has a crunchy texture and a slightly sweet flavor.

This salad takes some very simple ingredients and combines them into one delicious salad. I love any sort of salty-sweet combination, and this salad does not disappoint thanks to the grapefruit and the feta cheese.

This salad and some great bread (and maybe even a glass of vino) is the perfect weekend lunch meal.

Enjoy the weekend!

Little Gem Salad with Feta, Grapefruit, and Toasted Pecans

One small head of Little Gem lettuce, cleaned and stems removed
One grapefruit, sectioned into smaller pieces
1/4 cup toasted pecans (hazelnuts would be equally delicious)
1/3 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon of honey
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Layer the Little Gem leaves on a large serving platter. Top with grapefruit sections, pecan, and feta cheese.

Whisk together the grapefruit juice, olive oil, honey, and a dash of salt and pepper in a bowl. Drizzle over the salad, and save the rest in the fridge for another time!


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