Lettuce with Cream Dressing Recipe
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Lettuce with Cream Dressing Recipe

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"THIS IS one of my mom's original recipes. Though it is very simple to make this dressing, the sweet-sour combination plus the tang of the onion seems to convince people there is some secret ingredient. All my daughters now make this salad as standard fare in their homes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 8 cups torn leaf or iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup half-and-half cream or sour cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 96 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Place lettuce in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, vinegar and cream or sour cream until sugar dissolves and dressing is smooth. Stir in green onion. Just before serving, pour over lettuce; toss lightly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lettuce with Cream Dressing in Reminisce September/October 1992, p48

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"Made this for years. For company I would use whipping cream."

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