RECIPE: Milkweed Farm Salad with Mermaid Farm Feta


This recipe from Mallory Watts uses shallots and Little Gem lettuce heads from Milkweed Farm and is topped with Mermaid Farm's feta.

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lettuce leaves on a plate topped with feta cheese

Milkweed Farm Salad with Mermaid Farm Feta

  • Author: Mallory Watts
  • Yield: Serves 6


  • 2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Spanish sherry vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus some for brushing the lettuce
  • 6 Little Gem lettuce heads, sliced in half from stem to stern
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes


  1. In a small bowl, combine shallots and vinegars. Whisk in olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat grill to medium, and lightly oil the grate. Brush the lettuce with a little olive oil and grill for 1 – 2 minutes on either side until lettuce is lightly charred.
  3. Plate lettuce cut-side up, drizzle with dressing, top with feta cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. 

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