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Butter Lettuce with Kiwis and Raspberry Viniagrette

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For a healthy crunch to brighten your day, consider tossing together a plate of veggies and fruit! This recipe is packed full of everything delicious! Christine Denney, food director of The Oaks at Ojai Spa has a way of making salads that will leave you feeling reenergized and refreshed. I’m in love with the way the kiwis and raspberry vinaigrette add a summer flair that is reminiscent of poolside days. Enjoy this salad on-the-go at work or bring it to a picnic!


Butter Lettuce with Kiwis and Raspberry Vinaigrette

The Greens

  • 1 large head butter lettuce, leaves washed and dried
  • 1 basket fresh raspberries
  • 2 kiwis

Divide lettuce leaves among six salad plates.  Adorn each plate with several slices of kiwi, and divide the berries evenly among them.  Dress with the vinaigrette, below.

The Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 T. honey or agave
  • 1/2 T. arrowroot
  • 1/4 c. raspberry vinegar
  • 1/4 t. stone ground mustard

Combine water, honey and arrowroot in a small sauce pan and cook over low heat to thicken.  Whisk vinegar and mustard into dressing and mix well.  Chill before using.

Nutritional Information:  per serving

  • 6 servings/250 calories each
This recipe was originally penned by Christine Denney, Food Services Director at the Oaks at Ojai Spa. Her recipes are always fresh and inspired by her love of nutrition and eating well. You can find that her cookbook, Recipes from the Heart, is available to purchase here. For more recipes from Christine, check out her chef spotlight  page on Recipe Redo.

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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