Little Gem Salad

Courtesy of Union Loafers’ Brian Lagerstrom | Photo by Greg Rannells
September 2016
This salad depends on the balance between sweet pickled onion and pops of fresh herbs. You’ll want to dip everything you own into the leftover dressing.

Little Gem Salad


5 heads bibb or other butter lettuce, torn into small pieces
2 hearts of romaine, chopped
1 cup buttermilk dressing (recipe follows)
¹∕³ cup pickled shallots (recipe follows)
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped chervil
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped chives
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped dill
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
3 Tbsp. toasted panko breadcrumbs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


• In a large bowl, toss all the ingredients until the salad is evenly coated in dressing.