Sometimes we forget just how good a salad can be and this one of Romaine Lettuce packs a healthy does of nutrition – and even some protein (about 8 grams per head!). Romaine lettuce is one of those foods that just about everyone likes and, surprisingly, it is rich in vitamins, minerals, omega 3’s (44% of your RDA), iron, calcium. Who would guess?

When I created this salad, it immediately became the “favorite” for everyone. Easy, fast and suited for all taste buds, kids included.


  • Organic whole romaine lettuce
  • Bacon – cooked and chopped
  • Organic cherry tomatoes
  • Radishes – quartered or sliced


  • 1 cup avocado mayo
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup organic ketchup
  • 2 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1 TB Siracha sauce
  • ½ cup chopped dill pickles or cornichons
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together and whisk until smooth. If you want it a little less thick, add a slight amount of water.
  2. Remove any damaged outer leaves from the romaine heads.
  3. Cut about 1 inch off the bottom of each. Rinse lightly and shake dry – do not separate the leaves. I wash and wrap the heads in paper towel and store in a plastic bag an hour or so before I make the salad to crisp the lettuce.
  4. When ready to serve, cut the romaine heads in half the long way. Lay out on a platter. Spoon on the dressing and top with bacon pieces, halved cherry tomatoes, radishes and any other salad favorites. Top with a little sauteed organic chicken, beef or a soft cooked egg to add more protein for a complete meal.


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