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Going Green Leaf Salad

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 large bunch leafy green lettuce (about 8 ounces)

1 honey crisp apple, chopped into bite-size pieces

1/2 cup roasted and salted pistachio pieces

1/2 cup dried cherries

Buttermilk Jam Jar Dressing Two Ways, recipe follows

Buttermilk Jam Jar Dressing Two Ways: 

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1 clove garlic, finely minced

Dash hot sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Wash well and dry the lettuce. Using your hands, tear the lettuce and add to a large bowl along with the apples, nuts and dried cherries. Drizzle in about 1/2 cup Buttermilk Jam Jar Dressing, or more if you like. Toss well with tongs.

Buttermilk Jam Jar Dressing Two Ways: 

  1. Add the buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, chives, garlic, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste to a 2 cup mason jar. Cover with the lid and shake until well combined. 
  2. Take Two: To make this dressing blue cheese, crumble in 1/2cup of crumbled blue and mash with a fork.

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