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Insalata Mista with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing


From EatingWell:  March/April 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

A simple “mixed salad” is irresistible with our healthful version of everybody's favorite buttermilk dressing.

4 servings, about 2 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes





  1. To prepare dressing: Skewer garlic clove with a fork. Place mayonnaise in a small bowl. Using the skewered garlic to stir, gradually blend in buttermilk (or yogurt), oil, vinegar and honey (or sugar). Gently stir in chives (or scallions). Season with salt and pepper. Leave the garlic in the dressing until ready to toss salad, then discard.
  2. To prepare salad: Just before serving, combine lettuce, mushrooms and carrots in a large salad bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat well. Taste and adjust seasonings.


Per serving : 79 Calories; 5 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 2 mg Cholesterol; 7 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 137 mg Sodium; 364 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

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