You always need a simple, elegant green salad in your repertoire. What I love are the buttery and cheesy crostini, so you get your healthy, leafy vegetable with a little indulgence.
For the crostiniPlace an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Arrange the bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, using a fork, mix the butter and cheese together until smooth.
For the saladIn a salad bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and oil until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add the lettuce, fennel, basil and mint and toss well.
Spread the Parmesan butter on the toasted bread and serve alongside the salad