A Simple Salad: Shredded Romaine & Dill

This simple salad has been a longtime favorite. I’ve been making it for nearly 15 years after discovering it during a cooking retreat I attended with my sister in Sedona. We made a lot of healthy yummy dishes that week, but this salad is the one recipe that has stood the test of time. Brenda often makes it too. 

It’s a constant reminder that often the best recipes are the most simple. Don’t let its plain, unassuming looks fool you, this salad is full of fresh flavor!

With just three ingredients — romaine, dill, and scallions — and a simple vinaigrette, it’s definitely one of the best light & easy salads I’ve ever tasted so I find myself turning to it regularly.

Fortunately, the rest of the family likes it as much as I do.

If you don’t like dill, you’ll want to skip it or replace it with other fresh herbs of your choice. I think mint and basil would be nice, as would parsley and/or cilantro or some combination. 

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Simple Shredded Romaine Salad?

According to my calculations, each heaping 1 cup serving has just 54 calories.

To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!

How to Make Shredded Romaine Salad with Fresh Dill

Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients.

Romaine, dill, scallions, lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper

Thinly slice romaine lettuce

Chop fresh dill

Step 2: In a large bowl mix the romaine, dill, and scallions. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. 

Shredded romaine, dill, scallions, salt & pepper

Step 3: In a small bowl (affiliate link) or jar with a lid, combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and sweetener (if using). Whisk or shake to combine. 

Drizzle with dressing and toss until well coated. Serve right away!

Drizzle with dressing and toss until coated. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

No Fresh Dill? – Any combination of soft fresh herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil and/or mint – would be delicious.

No Romaine? – Shredded green leaf lettuce and or iceberg would work instead.

No Scallions? – Substitute thinly sliced red, yellow or white onion or shallots.

No Fresh Garlic? – Use ⅛ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder instead.

No Fresh Lemon Juice? – Use your favorite vinegar – red wine, white wine, rice wine, apple cider, balsamic, sherry, etc.

Possible Additions? – Grated or shredded cheese, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds would be nice. Turn this into a satisfying main course salad with the addition of your favorite cooked protein – shrimp, fish, chicken, pork, steak, tofu, chickpeas, etc. 

Serving Suggestions

This simple shredded salad makes a light and fresh accompaniment to most any meal. You could also turn this into a substantial main course salad by adding your favorite cooked protein – shrimp, chicken, fish, pork, steak, tofu, chickpeas, etc. 

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Simple Shredded Romaine Salad with Dill

With just three ingredients — romaine, dill, and scallions — and a simple vinaigrette, it’s definitely one of the best simple salads I’ve ever tasted so I find myself turning to it regularly.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time0 mins

Servings (adjustable): 6

Calories: 54

Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix the romaine, dill, and scallions. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

  • In a small bowl or jar with a lid, combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and sweetener (if using). Whisk or shake to combine.

  • Add dressing to the greens and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

No Fresh Dill? – Any combination of soft fresh herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil and/or mint – would be delicious.
No Romaine? – Shredded green leaf lettuce and or iceberg would work instead.
No Scallions? – Substitute thinly sliced red, yellow or white onion or shallots.
No Fresh Garlic? – Use ⅛ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder instead.
No Fresh Lemon Juice? – Use your favorite vinegar – red wine, white wine, rice wine, apple cider, balsamic, sherry, etc.
Possible Additions? – Grated or shredded cheese, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds would be nice. Turn this into a satisfying main course salad with the addition of your favorite cooked protein – shrimp, fish, chicken, pork, steak, tofu, chickpeas, etc. 
Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

Nutrition Facts

Simple Shredded Romaine Salad with Dill

Amount Per Serving (1 heaping cup)

Calories 54 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Carbohydrates 3g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 0.4g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Salad

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Shredded romaine salad

Recipe source: The Conscious Gourmet Cooking Retreat

*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

More Fresh & Easy Salad Recipes for Weight Watchers

WW Italian Arugula Salad – Peppery arugula, thinly sliced mushrooms, red onion and halved grape tomatoes tossed with a simple olive oil red wine vinegar dressing garnished with slivers of shaved Parmesan cheese. 

Mixed Green Salad with Goat Cheese & Dates – A simple yet sophisticated salad with just a few ingredients that’s easy and delicious!

Simple Arugula Salad with Sunflower Seeds & Parmesan – I’ve made this simple salad twice since somehow happening upon a youtube video from the old Lifetime Television Show: Cook Yourself Thin, featuring it.

Light & Delicious Pear + Blue Cheese Salad – Sliced autumn pears and mesclun greens tossed with pear Dijon dressing topped with crunchy toasted walnuts and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. All I can say is YUM!

Homemade Salad Dressings – A great collection of easy homemade salad dressings for topping simple green salads

Martha McKinnon

Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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