143.0…Romaine Salad with Tiny Tomatoes and Creamy Basil Dressing

For Bunco last week, I made Romaine Salad with Tiny Tomatoes and Creamy Basil Dressing. The dressing is out of this world. I imagine it would be good on chicken with breadcrumbs on top or as a veggie dip. Hmm…note to self….

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Romaine Salad with Tiny Tomatoes and Creamy Basil Dressing (Serves 8)

Recipe from Phillis Carey



1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

1 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley

3 green onions with tops, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

1/8 tsp. dried tarragon


2 heads romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

2 cups tiny multicolored tomatoes

1 hothouse cucumber, thinly sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced


1. For dressing, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate up to 48 hours.

2. Toss the lettuce with tomatoes, cucumber and red onion in a large bowl. Add enough dressing and toss to coat well. Serve immediately. 

Printable Recipe

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I was still pretty full from my cheeseburger and fries at Ruby's for lunch, so I wasn't in the mood for a big dinner. I made a quick salad using some of the Creamy Basil Dressing leftovers. 

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Breakfast this morning was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Strawberry Vanilla Almond Granola (the last of it!) and strawberries. 

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I took the kids to their first day of school! I now have a 2nd and a 4th grader!! Crazy how time flies!!!!

After heading back from the school, I went to the gym for some cardio and weights. Lunch was a turkey sandwich, veggies and ranch. 

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I have my annual doctor appointment next (fun) and then it's off to pick up the kiddos from their first day of school!

Do you make your own salad dressings?

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  1. I miss all the back to school stuff - buying supplies, new clothes, etc. My daughter is 22 now, but I can't tell you how many of my high school friends posted pictures on Facebook of their kids starting first grade. I can't imagine having a 6 year old at 46!


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