Mesclun Salad with Banon Cheese

15 mins (prep 15)
7 ingredients
makes 6 servings
Traditionally made from cow's or goat's milk and wrapped in chestnut leaves, Banon cheese is named after the town in northern Provence from which it hails. When the leaves are green, the cheese is fresh, mild, and sweet; when the leaves are brown, it is ripe and soft. Either way, it's a great complement to classic mesclun greens. In the spirit of Provence, we encourage you to bypass the ready-made mesclun mix and create your own blend of peppery, sweet, and tender baby lettuces from the array that you can find at the farmers market.

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  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 lb loosely packed mixed baby lettuces such as lolla rossa, oak-leaf, or bibb (16 cups)
  • 3 individual banon cheeses (9 ounces total) or soft goat cheese, at room temperature
  • accompaniment: fougasse or baguette


Serving Size (12.78 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 88.18 Calories from Fat 88.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.87g 91.06%
Saturated Fat 1.36g 40.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 97.26mg 24.31%
Total Carbohydrate 0.15g 0.31%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 1.25%
Sugars 0.01 g %
Protein 0.02g 0.26%
Vitamin A 1.12IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.24mg% Iron 0.08mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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