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Mâche: A Sweet-Tasting Lettuce That Needs Only the Lightest Touch
Also called lamb's lettuce (aw!), mâche has tiny leaves that you wouldn't want to weigh down with creamy ranch or even Caesar dressing. Instead, drizzle a small amount of Dijon vinaigrette on top and toss ever-so-gently to preserve the mâche's soft texture. Cut the rest of this salad's elements—cooked beets, pancetta, pear, goat cheese and walnuts—into small,1/2-inch pieces, so they compliment (instead of crush) the lettuce, and you'll be rewarded with a dish that looks as good as it tastes.

Get the recipe: Mâche Salad with Pear, Goat Cheese, Beets and Walnuts