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Romaine Salad With Tangy Lemon-Dijon Dressing

HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 1 1/2 tablespoons croutons)
Dress up a basic romaine lettuce salad with red onion and a homemade lemon and mustard dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Cracked pepper (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons plain croutons

Nutrition Information

  • calories 82
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 9.3 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 524 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl, and stir with a whisk until well-blended. Combine lettuce and onion in a bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss well. Top with croutons. Sprinkle with cracked pepper, if desired.