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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mâche Salad With Yogurt Dressing

Published: September 27, 2011

Mâche is a delicate green also known as lamb’s lettuce, and it’s now available in many Whole Foods stores and other supermarkets in the United States. It has a rich nutritional profile: It is very high in vitamin C, beta carotene, omega-3s and iron (it has even more than spinach). I love the contrast here between the mild, subtle mâche and the sharp, pungent garlic-spiked yogurt. 

1 4-ounce bag mâche (about 5 cups), rinsed and spun dry
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons thick Greek-style or drained yogurt
1 to 2 garlic cloves (to taste), halved, green shoots removed
Optional: Halved cherry tomatoes, sliced roasted beets, chickpeas
1. Place the mâche in a salad bowl. Whisk together the lemon juice, salt and pepper, and olive oil. Toss with the mâche.
2. Combine the garlic cloves with a generous pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle and mash to a paste. Stir in the yogurt. Add to the salad and toss. Top with any of the optional ingredients, and serve at once.
Yield: Serves 4 as a side salad

Advance preparation: Serve this right after you toss it.
Nutritional information per serving (4 servings): 73 calories; 1 gram saturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 5 grams monounsaturated fat; 1 milligram cholesterol; 2 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram dietary fiber; 13 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 1 gram protein

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