This simple salad has been a longtime favorite. I've been making it for nearly 15 years after discovering it during a cooking retreat I attended with my sister in Sedona. We made a lot of healthy yummy dishes that week, but this salad is the one recipe that has stood the test of time. Brenda often makes it too.
It's a constant reminder that often the best recipes are the most simple. Don't let its plain, unassuming looks fool you, this salad is full of fresh flavor!
With just three ingredients—romaine, dill, and scallions—and a simple vinaigrette, it's definitely one of the best light & easy salads I've ever tasted so I find myself turning to it regularly.
Fortunately, the rest of the family likes it as much as I do.
If you don't like dill, you'll want to skip it or replace it with other fresh herbs of your choice. I think mint and basil would be nice, as would parsley and/or cilantro or some combination.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Simple Shredded Romaine Salad?
According to my calculations, each heaping 1 cup serving has just 54 calories.
How to Make Shredded Romaine Salad with Fresh Dill
Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients.
Step 2: In a large bowl mix the romaine, dill, and scallions. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
Step 3: In a small bowl or jar with a lid, combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and sweetener (if using). Whisk or shake to combine.
Drizzle with dressing and toss until well coated. Serve right away!
No Fresh Dill?
Any combination of soft fresh herbs—parsley, cilantro, basil and/or mint—would be delicious.
Shredded green leaf lettuce and or iceberg would work instead.
Substitute thinly sliced red, yellow or white onion or shallots.
No Fresh Garlic?
Use ⅛ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder instead.
No Fresh Lemon Juice?
Use your favorite vinegar—red wine, white wine, rice wine, apple cider, balsamic, sherry, etc.
Grated or shredded cheese, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds would be nice. Turn this into a satisfying main course salad with the addition of your favorite cooked protein—shrimp, fish, chicken, pork, steak, tofu, chickpeas, etc.
This simple shredded salad makes a light and fresh accompaniment to most any meal. You could also turn this into a substantial main course salad by adding your favorite cooked protein—shrimp, chicken, fish, pork, steak, tofu, chickpeas, etc.
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Simple Shredded Romaine Salad with Dill
- 6 cups shredded romaine lettuce
- ¾ cup chopped fresh dill
- ½ cup thinly sliced scallions
- salt & pepper
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey (or more to taste)
- In a large bowl mix the romaine, dill, and scallions. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl or jar with a lid, combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and sweetener (if using). Whisk or shake to combine.
- Add dressing to the greens and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.
Recipe source: The Conscious Gourmet Cooking Retreat
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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