Mixed Greens with Preserved Lemon Dressing & Feta

Preserved lemon, with its salty sourness, is the driving force in this festive salad's dressing. Scoop out and discard the soft pulp and rinse the peels to get rid of any excess salt before mincing them. If you can't get Little Gem lettuce, use 8 cups of torn romaine hearts.

Mixed Greens with Preserved Lemon Dressing & Feta
Photo: Leigh Beisch
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 large shallots, sliced

  • Pinch of salt plus 1/2 teaspoon, divided

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced rinsed preserved lemon peel

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 heads Little Gem lettuce

  • 2 small heads radicchio

  • ½ cup pomegranate arils (seeds)

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and a pinch of salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 12 minutes.

  2. Whisk lemon juice, preserved lemon peel, garlic, cumin, pepper and the remaining 4 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.

  3. Add lettuce and radicchio leaves, pomegranate arils, feta and capers to the dressing and toss to coat well. Top with the shallots.

To make ahead

Refrigerate dressing (Step 2) for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
16g Fat
13g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 18366IU 367%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Potassium 616mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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