Romaine Salad with Rye Crisps and Lemon-Pecorino Vinaigrette
Romaine Salad with Rye Crisps and Lemon-Pecorino Vinaigrette
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    This is the recipe that got my salad-phobic son to change his tune. A few years ago, we were at Roberta’s—the beloved Brooklyn pizza mecca—on a Sunday afternoon and ordered a crunchy romaine salad doused in rich, lemony dressing. Convinced that he’d love it if he only gave it a try, I bribed Jivan into tasting it. (He’d been begging for a guitar.) Poor parenting, perhaps, but it worked! Now he gobbles it up every time I serve it, as does everyone else at the table. This recipe makes much more vinaigrette than you’ll need, and that’s not an accident. Once you taste it, you’ll want a mason jar full of it in your fridge at all times. It keeps for at least a week.

    Ingredients

    • 4 or 5 slices day-old rye bread, cut into 1/4-inch (6-mm) cubes
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • A few sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
    • Pinch kosher salt
    • 2/3 cup (65 g) grated Pecorino-Romano cheese, plus more for serving
    • 1/3 cup (75 ml) Champagne vinegar
    • 1/3 cup (75 ml) fresh lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • Freshly cracked pepper, plus more for serving
    • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 romaine hearts, ends trimmed, leaves separated, washed, and dried
    • 1 large handful fresh mint leaves, roughly torn, some reserved for serving

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3910 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 416 g 640.75%
    • Saturated Fat: 71 g 355.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.36%
    • Sodium: 5593 mg 233.06%
    • Calcium: 992 mg 99.24%
    • Potassium: 107 mg 3.06%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 2.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.88%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 33 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 31 g
    • Vitamin A 0.66%
    • Vitamin C 4.72%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat81
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy3 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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