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‐ Sweet Cherry, Chévre, and Butter Lettuce Salad ‐

½ cup walnut halves

¼ cup powdered sugar*

½ lb haricot verts (French green beans), trimmed

2 heads butter lettuce

25-30 Stemilt Kyle’s Pick™ cherries, stemmed, pitted, and halved

1 large bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly sliced**

3-4 oz fresh Chévre goat cheese

½ tsp lime zest

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tsp honey

 

For dressing:

¼ cup champagne vinegar

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (fruity
variety is nice)

2 tsp honey

pinch of salt

 

* You will have sugar left over; this generous amount ensures walnuts get a good coating.

** A mandoline slicer works well to thinly slice fennel.

 

Servings: 4-6


1 Place walnut halves and powdered sugar in a ziplock bag. Gently shake until walnuts are generously coated with sugar. Transfer to fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl and gently shake excess sugar from walnuts. Set aside.

2 Blanch haricot verts in boiling water for 2 minutes and then transfer to an ice bath to cool. Drain and place on paper towels to dry completely. Set aside.

3 In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients and whisk until honey is fully incorporated. Set aside.

4 In a small bowl, mix goat cheese, fresh lime zest, fresh lime juice, and honey, until fully combined and honey has dissolved. Place a dollop of flavored cheese on the edge of each plate.

5 Divide haricot verts among plates (fan them out a bit for nice visual appeal). Divide leaves of lettuce among plates (overlapping them a bit to cover plate, allowing beans to peek out from underneath). Set aside.

6 Dot each salad with cherry halves and sliced fennel. Drizzle each with vinaigrette and top with sugared walnuts. Serve immediately.


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