Enjoy the Crispy Flavor of a Crunchy Romaine Salad
Romaine lettuce is a popular dietary staple in many households, both as a salad topping and as an ingredient in many cooked dishes. And while there are countless ways to dress up a basic Romaine salad, this recipe takes it to the next level with its crunchy texture—not to mention a perfect mix of flavors. This Crunchy Romaine Salad is a great addition to any midweek dinner, weekend brunch or intimate gathering.
•4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
•1 cup celery, chopped
•1 red onion, thinly sliced
•1/3 cup slivered almonds
•1/3 cup dried cranberries
•1/4 cup red wine vinegar
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
•1/2 teaspoon black pepper
•1 teaspoon sea salt
1.In a large bowl, combine the Romaine lettuce, celery and red onion.
2.In a separate small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper and sea salt.
3.Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until all of the ingredients are evenly coated.
4.Add the slivered almonds and dried cranberries to the salad and gently toss.
5.Divide the salad among 4 dishes and enjoy!
This Crunchy Romaine Salad strikes a perfect balance between two culinary traditions—North American and Mediterranean—with its mix of crunchy Romaine, tasty slivered almonds and sweet-tart dried cranberries. Both flavorful and nutrient-rich, it’s a comforting choice any time of the day. The dressing for the salad is light and simple, letting the delicious flavors of the vegetables and nuts shine through.
If you’re looking for additional twists on this classic salad, feel free to experiment with the ingredients to suit your tastes. You could easily swap out red onion in favor of green onions, substitute pecans or walnuts for slivered almonds, or even add some feta cheese or croutons to the mix. The options are endless!
This easy-to-prepare Crunchy Romaine Salad is a winning combination of flavors and textures that will tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy it as a side dish or a light entrée—it’s sure to win over family and friends alike.