Romaine Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Romaine Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
Photo: John Autry: Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Customize this basic salad by using other fruit, such as dried cranberries, apricots, or raisins, or different cheeses, like blue or goat.


4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Total time: 11 Minutes

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Total: 11 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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