Little Gems, tiny lettuce heads that are like a cross between romaine and butter lettuce, are the star of this salad. Their slightly nutty flavor is complemented by a simple vinaigrette, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, citrus segments, and fresh herbs. If you can’t find them, go ahead and substitute butter lettuce. Serve this salad as the first course of a fall-inspired dinner party with roasted pork tenderloin with pears and an apple dessert.
Game plan: The dressing can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
For the salad: