The World's Healthiest Foods

Creamy Romaine Salad - non-dairy

This healthy green salad can be eaten with just about any dressing. However, it is worth the time to make this dressing for the delicious flavor, and added nutritional value. After you have made this once, you will want to make the dressing to have on hand in your refrigerator. It will store for quite a while and save you time, so you can have this salad often in just minutes. The silken tofu makes it creamy without dairy giving your salad a rich taste without a lot of fat.

Creamy Romaine Salad - non-dairy Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 medium heads romaine lettuce, outer leaves discarded
1 bunch young dandelion greens, if available
1 medium tomato cut into eighths

Dressing
3 TBS chopped fresh basil
3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 TBS prepared Dijon mustard
1 TBS honey
˝ tsp salt
˝ tsp cracked black pepper
4 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
4 oz silken tofu
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
*a little water to thin if needed
Directions:

  1. Blend all dressing ingredients in blender adding oil a little at a time at end.
  2. Chop, rinse, and dry romaine and dandelion greens. If you have a salad spinner it is best. If not, pat rinsed greens with paper towels so dressing doesn’t get diluted.
  3. Toss greens with tomato and desired amount of dressing.

    Serves 4
Healthy Cooking Tips: Make sure you blend this dressing well so the sunflower seeds are ground. Stop your blender and test for smoothness. When the seeds are ground well they will make your dressing nice and creamy.
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