Lettuce with Raspberry Dressing
My husband and I have been married almost 40 years, and we have 10 children and half a dozen grandchildren. So I'm used to cooking for crowds! We live out in the country on a small acreage with a big garden. Our daughter enjoys making different kinds of vinegar, and helping her to use them up is how this recipe came about. It always draws umm-umm-good reviews when I serve it at family potlucks or with a casserole and rolls.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Makes6 servings (3/4 cup dressing)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 6 cups leaf lettuce, washed, drained and chilled
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
- Whisk together the first five dressing ingredients; fold in raspberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Place lettuce in salad bowl; add walnuts. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 157 calories, 13g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.
Originally published as Lettuce with Raspberry Dressing in Country Woman July/August 1990