Mixed Green Salad with Chive Dressing

May/June 1996

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Mustard, vinegar and chives bring their lively flavors to this simple salad.

Mixed Green Salad with Chive Dressing

Makes: 4 servings, about 2 cups each

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, or chopped scallion greens
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • 8 cups washed and torn salad greens
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup low-fat croutons


  1. To make dressing: Combine oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar in a small glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add water and shake until smooth. Add chives (or scallion greens) and season with salt and pepper; shake again.
  2. To make the salad: Just before serving, toss salad greens with the dressing in a large salad bowl. Arrange carrots, cucumbers and croutons on top.


Per serving: 129 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 308 mg sodium; 480 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat

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