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Mache Salad with Bing Cherries and Pancetta

A summer salad

Yield: 4 servings


1 small shallot, minced
1 1/2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
3 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon (3 sprigs) fresh mint, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 pound pancetta, diced (about 1/2- inch thick slice)
6 cups (3.5 ounce) mache*, rinsed and thoroughly dried
2 cups (1/2 pound) California Bing cherries, rinsed, pitted and quartered
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced or shaved
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup almonds or hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)

Nutrition Facts

Yield: 4 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 382
Calories From Fat: 252
Total Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Sodium: 800mg
Total Carbohydrates: 19g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 16g

Based on 4 servings without nuts.

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Mix the shallot and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisk in the oil, then the water. Add the mint; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Saute the pancetta in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, stirring on occasion, until crisp, 5 to 8 minutes.

Combine the mache, cherries, fennel, and warm pancetta in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing. Divide between plates and scatter each salad with goat cheese and nuts (if desired).

*If mache is not available, substitute with fresh baby spinach or arugula.

Mache is also known as Lamb's Lettuce and is a delicate and tender lettuce with a tangy, nutty flavor.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of The California Cherry Advisory Board -

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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