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Romaine Salad Deluxe (Servers 8)

If the occasion calls for a green salad extraordinaire, this classy combination is the perfect selection. You will usually find canned hearts of palm near the canned artichoke hearts at the grocery store.

1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm, drained and sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano leaves, crushed
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (10-ounce) head romaine salad greens, washed,
   dried & torn
8 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


1. Combine artichokes, hearts of palm and onion in a     shallow dish.

2. Combine vinegar, water, oil, pepper, oregano, and garlic     powder in a glass jar. Cover tightly and shake     vigorously.

3. Pour over vegetable mixture, tossing well.

4. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, toss     occasionally.

5. Drain vegetable mixture; reserving marinade.

6. Combine romaine and marinated vegetables in a large     salad bowl; toss gently.

7. Arrange tomatoes on top of salad. Sprinkle salad with     Parmesan cheese.

8. Serve with reserved marinade as salad dressing.

Nutritional information per serving
71 calories, 4 grams protein, 2 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 1 milligram cholesterol, 306 milligrams sodium