Watermelon, Mâche, and Pecan Salad
Mâche, a tender heirloom variety of lamb's lettuce, has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor, but the salad is equally good prepared with baby lettuces.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Prep time:20 Minutes
3/4 cup chopped pecans
5 cups seeded and cubed watermelon
1 (6-oz.) package mÃ¢che, thoroughly washed
Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette
1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes or until completely cool.
2. Combine watermelon and mâche in a large bowl; add vinaigrette, tossing gently to coat. Transfer watermelon mixture to a serving platter, and sprinkle evenly with pecans and cheese.