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Butter Lettuce With Melon + Lime Dressing

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Must be summer, because I’m craving my favorite warm weather salad. I’ve been making this for years, ever since I got Cooking With Nora by Nora Pouillon. ┬áThis little gem of a cookbook is written by my favorite Washington DC chef. And Restaurant Nora brings back so many great memories.

The first time I went there, I was so excited to walk by the sidewalk herb gardens outside the restaurant. And inside, we were seated near Shirley MacLaine. It was one of those, oh-my-god moments…is that who I think it is?

Nora Pouillon, like Alice Waters, has been promoting artfully-prepared locally-sourced fresh ingredients before it was a trendy thing to do. This simple salad brings together one of my all time favorite flavor combinations: melon, mint and lime. You can pair this with any summer meal you make. Would be a great addition to your next cookout, for sure.

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