Butter Lettuce Salad with Creamy Tarragon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad with Creamy Tarragon-Poppy Seed Dressing
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. crème fraîche
  • 1-½ tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 head butter lettuce (about 4 oz. total), trimmed, washed, dried, and torn by hand into bite-size pieces (about 3 cups)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh tarragon plus 1 Tbs. whole tarragon leaves
  • 1 Tbs. plain yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp. minced garlic
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    • Pinch cayenne

Toast the poppy seeds lightly in a small skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a cool plate.In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche, yogurt, chopped tarragon, lemon juice, garlic, and poppy seeds. Stir in 1/2 to 1 Tbs. water to thin the mixture to a creamy salad-dressing con...

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