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Romaine Salad with Mint Dressing

This festive salad features romaine lettuce, cranberries and almonds. Sent from Laurie Balcom of Lynden, Washington, it's perfect for those busy weeknights during the holidays.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, cranberries and almonds.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 94 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • Gwenah
    Jul 15, 2008

    This salad is spectacular! I thought the red wine vinegar might be a little strong for me in this type of salad so I substituted rice wine vinegar and it was perfect! Sherry or champagne vinegar may also be very good!