With a little judicious doctoring, you can turn a store-bought salad dressing into something interesting and "homemade." We’ve started with a honey-mustard dressing, but you could also try this recipe with a fat-free ranch dressing. If you use the ranch dressing, increase the amount to 3/4 cup and omit the sour cream. The amount of curry powder stays the same.


2/3 cup bottled fat-free honey-mustard dressing

2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 cup raisins

1 package (12 ounces) romaine lettuce hearts, cut into bite-size pieces

1/2 pound sliced smoked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips

1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, pecans, or cashews


1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing, sour cream, and curry powder. Add the raisins and toss to combine.

2. Add the lettuce, turkey, and walnuts, and toss again. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

PER SERVING 271 calories, 6.1g total fat (0.8g saturated), 25mg cholesterol, 5g dietary fiber, 44g carbohydrate, 15g protein, 668mg sodium

Good source of: folate, potassium, vitamin C

If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for a Healthy Heart, edited by Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 18 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015