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Hearts of Romaine Salad

Per Serving

Hearts of Romaine Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 small romaine lettuce head, 2 tsp. vinaigrette
Calories 125
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 9 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Protein 3 g
Choices: Fruit 0.5, Vegetable 1, Fat 1.5
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2 small romaine lettuce head, 2 tsp. vinaigrette
  • Preparation Time: 17 minutes


2 small heads romaine lettuce, dry outer leaves removed, ends trimmed
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. lemon or orange juice
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp. crumbled bleu cheese
2 Tbsp. toasted chopped walnuts
*Note: Only about half of the dressing is used for this dish. Nutritional analysis is based on using 2 tsp. of dressing per serving. You can refrigerate the rest for future use.


  1. Cut each romaine lettuce head in half lengthwise and set on individual salad plates.
  2. To prepare the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon or orange juice, honey, mustard, and garlic. In a steady stream, add in the olive oil slowly, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Scatter the dried cherries, bleu cheese, and walnuts over each romaine lettuce half. Drizzle the vinaigrette evenly over each romaine lettuce half.

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