Butter Lettuce Salad with Black Lentils & Smoky Blue Cheese Dressing - Chef Whitney Aronoff | Starseed Kitchen

Butter Lettuce Salad with Smoky Blue Cheese Dressing

A healthy salad with a smoky twist. Enjoy a delicate butter lettuce salad layered with black lentils, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and basil, drizzled with a smoky blue cheese vinaigrette.  It sounds decadent, but lemon juice and white wine vinegar make this vinaigrette light and bright.  THE SECRET INGREDIENT Smoky blue cheese is hard to find. Yes, it does exist. You can find it from time to time at a specialty market such as Gelson’s, Bristol Farms or Whole Foods. If you can find it, definitely use it in this salad and dressing. If not, no need to stress. Smoky olive oil will do the trick.  Smoked olive oil is the key ingredient. Keep this stocked in your pantry. You can get it on Amazon, or at most Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma stores.  I use The Smoked Olive by Sonoma Smoked Olive Oil. This brand offers a naturally wood smoked olive oil ...Read More