Mâche Salad With Yogurt Dressing

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 4-ounce bag mâche about 5 cups, rinsed and spun dry
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 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
  • Optional: sliced roasted beets
  • Optional: chickpeas
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

      77 calories; 7 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 4 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 1 gram carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 0 grams sugars; 1 gram protein; 1 milligram cholesterol; 8 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

Serves 4 as a side salad

Preparation

  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.
  • Advance preparation: Serve this right after you toss it.

10 minutes

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