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Romaine Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Photo: John Autry: Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 11 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Customize this basic salad by using other fruit, such as dried cranberries, apricots, or raisins, or different cheeses, like blue or goat.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 131
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 4.2 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 167 mg
  • calcium 64 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add lettuce, dried cherries, and cheese; toss gently to coat.