Serves 2 – recipe by Courtney McDonald
-1/2 cup fresh citrus segments- mandarins, grapefruit, orange, blood orange or mix of all
-1 small head butter lettuce or ½ head other lettuce (you could also use 1 bunch arugula or mizuna)
-1 tsp. Meyer lemon juice
-zest of 1 Meyer lemon
-1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
-1/4 cup toasted walnuts, broken into small pieces
-1/4 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese
-salt and pepper, to taste
Place the citrus segments into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Separate the lettuce leaves, and wash and dry well. Tear leaves into bite-size pieces and add to the mixing bowl. While tossing gently, slowly add the Meyer lemon juice and zest. Next add the olive oil and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange the salad on two salad plates. Top with the chopped walnuts and goat cheese and serve immediately!
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