Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese

Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese

Romaine salad with a lemon vinaigrette, crumbled blue cheese, and walnuts.

Coupling Romaine's crisp and crunchy leaves with a slightly pungent blue cheese is a classic combination.

4 servings
Preparation 10 min

320 calories per serving 


1 Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces   550 g
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil   65 mL
1 green onions/scallions, minced   15 g
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   3/4 lemon
2 tsp Dijon mustard   10 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
140 g blue cheese, crumbled    
1/2 cup walnuts [optional]   50 g


  1. Wash the romaine lettuce, then spin-dry. Tear the leaves into bite-size pieces and place them in a bowl. Mince the green onions and add them to the bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, and mustard until the dressing is emulsified. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat well.
  3. Crumble the cheese and sprinkle it over the salad. Garnish with walnuts, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (200g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




29 g

45 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0 g

45 %


25 mg


530 mg

22 %


7 g

2 %


3 g

13 %


2 g


10 g

Vitamin A

110 %

Vitamin C

60 %


20 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Good source of :
Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Bone-healthy | Halal | High Calcium | Kosher | Source of Omega-3 | Vegetarian | No Cook

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