Lulu's Escarole and Mesclun Salad with Edamame, Mint, and Pecorino

Serves 8 to 102 cups ( 9 ounces) frozen shelled edamame 1 1/2 pounds escarole, cut crosswise into very thin strips. 1 pound mesclun greens 1 cup julienned fresh mint 1 cup finely grated Pecorino cheese 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon zestVinaigrette1/2 cup Champagne vinegar 2 small shallots, finely minced 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 1 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1. Bring a 3-quart pot of salted water to a boil and cook the edamame for 5 minutes. Drain the edamame in a colander and rinse under cold running water to stop the cooking. Drain the edamame again and pat dry. 2. To make the vinaigrette, combine the vinegar, shallots, sugar, parsley, and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Toss the edamame, escarole, mesclun greens, and mint together in a large bowl. Add the Pecorino, drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette, and toss again. Garnish with the lemon zest.Optional:You can substitute the escarole for kale or any other dark leafy green you like. You are the chef use what you want and be creative!Tip:

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8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 12 cups hot plain popcorn. Salt and pepper to taste. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add rosemary. Drizzle butter mixture over hot popcorn in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat.


This is a great snack and its super easy to make. You can add whatever you have on hand from old bay seasoning to truffle oil. I personally love adding 2 tablespoons of truffle oil to this recipe but the options are endless, you be the chef! It also acts as a quick and delicious snack for when company stops by. Keep a box of microwaveable popcorn on hand, its a great pantry staple. You can display it on the counter in vases, wax paper bags, or even just a simple bowl!