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Mâche with Spring Vegetables and Lemon Vinaigrette

Makes 4 servings

Notes: You can substitute asparagus for the green beans; cook it for 2 to 3 minutes in step 2.

Mâche with Spring Vegetables and Lemon Vinaigrette

James Carrier
 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1 red onion (about 8 oz.), peeled and slivered lengthwise
 8 ounces small haricots verts or other green beans, rinsed, ends trimmed, and any strings pulled off (see notes)
 8 ounces baby carrots (1/2 in. wide at top), tops trimmed off, and scrubbed, or baby-cut carrots
 1 cup shelled fresh peas (from 1 lb. in shell)
 2 tablespoons Meyer or regular lemon juice
 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  Fine sea or regular salt
  Fresh-ground black pepper
 2 quarts mâche (4 oz.), rinsed and crisped
Step 1

Pour 2 teaspoons olive oil into an 8- to 10-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat; when hot, add onion and stir occasionally until slightly limp, about 8 minutes (onion should be a little crunchy still). Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring about 2 quarts water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender-crisp to bite, 4 to 5 minutes. With a strainer or slotted spoon, transfer to a colander; rinse under cold running water until cool. Drain and pour into a large bowl. Add carrots to boiling water and cook until tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to colander, rinse until cool, drain, and add to bowl. Add peas to boiling water and cook until barely tender to bite, about 3 minutes. Pour into colander and rinse until cool; drain and add to bowl.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, yogurt, and mustard until blended. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Add mâche to vegetables in bowl. Drizzle lemon vinaigrette over the top and mix gently to coat. Divide mixture among salad plates and garnish equally with sautéed onion.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%

Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Cholesterol 0.2mg1%
Sodium 68mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g8%

Dietary Fiber 5.3g22%
Protein 4.8g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.