Butter Lettuce Salad with Gruyere and Walnuts

Michelle shared a Butter Lettuce Salad with Gruyere and Walnuts recipe at the South Arm Older Adults Cooking club.


From BestHealthMag.ca:

A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may help the body deal better with stress. Research published last year in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that walnuts and walnut oil lowered both resting blood pressure and blood pressure responses to stress in theĀ  laboratory. The researchers said the study shows that a dietary change could help our bodies better respond to stress.


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 oz gruyere cheese, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


Source: this recipe is adapted from The Art of Simple Food II, by Alice Waters


035Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Place walnuts on baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
036Separate leaves from lettuce, wash and dry well.
055Prepare the vinaigrette by mixing together dijon, red wine vinegar, salt , pepper and olive oil.
067Toss salad greens, nuts and cheese together with vinaigrette. Scatter chives on top. Serve.

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