Luna’s Butter Lettuce w/ Orange, Shaved Fennel, Toasted Pecans & Pomegranate

Luna Paige Smith is the author of a new cookbook called Nourished: The Art of Living and Eating Well.

She is a Santa Barbara based lover of natural cooking. We were particularly inspired by how she raised funds for her natural cookbook through a website called Kickstarter and that she donates a portion of her proceeds from the book charitable causes!

We reached out to Luna to congratulate her on her new book and she replied with a personal recipe with Live Gourmet Butter Lettuce! Enjoy Luna Paige Smith’s Live Gourmet Butter Lettuce Salad w/ Orange, Shaved Fennel, Toasted Pecans & Pomegranate.

Butter Lettuce Salad w/ Orange, Shaved Fennel, Toasted Pecans & Pomegranate
serves 6

6 cups Live Gourmet butter lettuce, rinsed and gently torn into pieces
2 large orange, peel and white pith cut away, sliced into rounds, then quartered
1 large fennel bulb, quartered lengthwise, cored and sliced paper thin crosswise
1 1/2 cups toasted pecans
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup crumbled sheep feta (optional)

juice of half an orange
1 1/2 tablespoons champagne vinegar, white balsamic or white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small shallot, peeled and minced (1 tablespoon)
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

In a large bowl add butter lettuce, oranges, fennel and pecans. Prepare dressing by
whisking together ingredients in small bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to
thoroughly combine. Place portions of dressed salad on individual plates are garnish
with pomegranate seeds and feta.

Thank you Luna!!

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