Sweetheart Salad Recipe
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Sweetheart Salad Recipe

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The lightly sweet raspberry flavor of the vinaigrette really dresses up this salad. It's a lovely ruby color perfect to serve someone special or just for yourself. —Marcy Cella, L'Anse, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • SALAD:
  • 1 medium tomato
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Assorted salad greens
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Pitted whole ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 61 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. For dressing, combine vinegar and sugar in a pint glass jar. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Add raspberries. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, add water and oil; shake well.
  2. Make a "tomato rose" by taking a sharp knife and slowly peeling a continuous strip around tomato, keeping the peel in one piece. Turn the tomato skin in on itself, forming a rose. With a small heart shaped metal cutter, cut out hearts from red peppers. Place salad greens on a serving platter; place tomato rose in the center and surround with red pepper hearts, cherry tomatoes and olives. Serve dressing with salad. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweetheart Salad in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p35

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harrypotterfanatic08 User ID: 2886009 5738
Reviewed May. 8, 2008

"We made this salad in my foods class. Very Very good."

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