Lettuce with Cream Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
"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."


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 96 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.