Homegrown Lettuce with Creamy Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

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IMG_3064I know this doesn’t look like anything too exciting but I am really impressed with the fact that I can actually grow lettuce in a planter on my railing! And I now have a big bowl of it in front of me. It is the best lettuce I have ever had in my life!

Planting lettuce and herbs is not complicated. I thought it was and now I am overly impressed with myself. So, next year, I am done with the CSA. I am buying another planter and come March, I am starting a full railing garden. More herbs and lettuce. And possibly other stuff? We shall see.

This dressing is the perfect compliment to this fresh lettuce.

Creamy Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette (makes about 1 cup)
1/2 cup pine nuts
6 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon agave
The juice of 1/2 lemon, approximately 1 tablespoon

Place all ingredients in blender or Vitamix. Blend until creamy. Store in airtight container for up to a week.

Place a teaspoon or two of dressing in the bottom of a mixing bowl. Add two big handfuls of lettuce. Mix well. Add more dressing if desired. Serve in a big bowl. Enjoy!

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