Mâche Salad with Grapes and Almonds


Mâche (also called "lamb's lettuce" or "miner's lettuce") is a tender, delicate leaf that grows in small clusters. If it's not available, substitute mixed baby greens or butter (Boston) lettuce.

Marcona almonds come from Spain and are generally sold whole, blanched, and with or without salt. They're extremely flavorful and worth the extra cost. Look for them at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or specialty grocery stores. Substitute regular almonds if Marconas aren't available in your area.


1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
3 tablespoons almond or walnut oil
3 1/2 ounces mâche
1 cup Earthbound Farm Organic Seedless Grapes (cut in half lengthwise)
1/4 cup salted almonds (preferably Marcona)


Place the vinegar, salt, pepper, tarragon and oil in a small glass jar and shake vigorously to combine.

Just before serving, add the grapes to a large bowl and drizzle some of the sherry vinaigrette over them, tossing to coat. Add the mâche to the bowl and drizzle with half of the remaining vinaigrette, tossing gently to coat the leaves. Add more dressing as desired.

Transfer the salad to a flat platter and scatter the almonds over it. Serve immediately.


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