Simple Romaine Salad

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Customer Submitted, Sides

Romaine tops the list as one of our favorite salad greens! It’s the perfect option for people who love crunchy iceberg lettuce. However, it provides more nutritional value and can compete with the more bitter, dark leafy greens that may be hard to get down for new veggie eaters. Serve up this popular green in a Simple Romaine Salad featuring fresh scallions, toasted sunflower seeds and a creamy light ranch dressing.

This user generated recipe was submitted by Leaf visitor, Jen, through our Recipe Submission page. It’s a great quick and easy way to get in your veggie servings and provides a variety of flavors and textures. “Easy to make and full-flavored, very nice crunch,” says Jen.

Healthy Hacks: Make this salad side dish a full Flex meal by adding some PowerFuels and SmartCarbs! Pump up the protein with grilled chicken, steak, shrimp or tofu. Fill up on fiber with whole grain croutons, quinoa or chickpeas. Check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for a comprehensive list of additions! Get creative and add your favorite toppings to this tasty bowl of goodness.

One serving of this Simple Romaine Salad contains 122 calories. You can count it as one Vegetable and three Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan. You are allotted three Extras each day, so be sure to keep track of them for the best results!

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 122

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable and 3 Extras


  • 2 heads baby romaine lettuce
  • 2 scallions, cleaned
  • 4 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan
  • 4 Tbsp. toasted sunflower seeds
  • 4 Tbsp. light ranch dressing


  1. Clean and chop the romaine lettuce into ½-inch ribbons.
  2. Chop the scallions on a diagonal and add them to the lettuce.
  3. Sprinkle the salad with Parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds.
  4. Drizzle the ranch dressing over the salad and toss well to coat.
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