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Issue 401: Crisp Milchig Lettuce Salad

Faigy Grossman

Sweet and savory, creamy and crispy, unusual and delicious

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Food preparation and styling by Brynie Greisman
Prop styling and photography by Talia Kantor

This salad has a taste combination of sweet and savory; the vanilla in the yogurt dressing adds a unique flavor. Unusual and delicious!


Serves 4–6

  • 1 16-oz package checked Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • ½ small purple onion, sliced into thin half-rings
  • 1 cucumber, unpeeled and cut into circles
  • ½ cup red grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • ½ cup yellow grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • ¼ cup raw pistachio nuts
  • 8–10 button mushrooms, sliced

Yogurt Dressing
  • 1 6-oz (170-g) container vanilla yogurt 1½ cubes frozen garlic
  • 1 cube frozen parsley
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8tsp salt
  • generous dash black pepper


Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate container, blend together dressing ingredients. Toss with salad immediately prior to serving.

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