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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 14 finely chopped mixed herbs such as thyme, tarragon, chives or 14 parsley
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 star fruit, cut crossways into 1/4 inch slices
  • 14 head butterhead lettuce, washed and leaves separated
  • 2 cups mixed greens, washed
  • 12 head radicchio, finely sliced
  • 16 fresh edible flowers (such as nasturtiums, chive blossoms or pansies)


  1. Combine the champagne vinegar, herbs, garlic and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and allow to steep 15 minutes.
  2. Slowly whisk in the oil until completely emulsified.
  3. Prepare the grill or broiler for the star fruit. Lightly grill or broil the fruit for about 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Place the lettuce leaves on serving plates. Mound the mesclun greens on top.
  5. Garnish with the radicchio.
  6. Arrange the edible flowers and star fruit on the lettuce leaves around the edge of the plate.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

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