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Romaine-Heart Salad with Creamy Dressing


This creamy, spicy dressing is lighter than you think, and full of flavor.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, November 2006


  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions


  1. Make dressing: In a medium bowl, place sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and chili powder; season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

  2. Remove dark outer leaves from each head of romaine, leaving the heart; place leaves in a plastic bag lined with a paper towel, and refrigerate to use later in Chopped Romaine Salad. Slice hearts in half lengthwise. Place one half on each plate; top with dressing. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.

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