Romaine Salad With Cashews

This simple salad is packed with heart-healthy ingredients such as olive oil, nuts, and beans.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 176
  • Calories from fat: 72%
  • Fat: 14.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.1g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Calcium: 35mg


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews, chopped*
  • 1/3 cup rinsed and drained chickpeas


  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients and, if desired, cardamom in a large bowl until blended. Add lettuce and remaining ingredients, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately.
  2. *Pecans may be substituted for cashews.
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