Boston Lettuce Salad With Creamy Orange Shallot Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I love salads! I love Boston lettuce, too. Give this one a try. It's refreshing and different. If you can, make the dressing several hours ahead or the day before so the flavors can blend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare dressing: Whisk mayonnaise and mustard in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in orange juice until smooth. Stir in shallot. Season with pepper.
  2. To prepare salad: Divide lettuce among 4 plates and scatter carrot and tomatoes on top. Drizzle the dressing over the salads and sprinkle with tarragon (or chives), if desired. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

It is seriously hot and muggy. No one feels much like cooking or eating so salads are a big deal right now. This one is just lovely. Light, refreshing and very tasty! I'll be using this combination many times I am sure. The dressing is very similar to one I have been making for ages using either lemon, apple or orange juice. For those who want more of an orange flavour may I suggest using frozen concentrate instead of juice? That's what I generally do. Adding the zest will also increase the orangey flavour. This is a lovely dressing in any event. Thanks for posting!

5 5

Fantastic salad that I will be making often! So simple to make and the dressing has a wonderful orange flavor that blends well with the shallots. I made the dressing and refrigerated for about an hour and garnished with the chives. Made and reviewed for the Diabetic Forums Greens For Spring recipe tag game.

5 5

This is wonderful salad! I didn't have the little tomatoes, but I did get some beautiful Beefsteak tomatoes at Sam's Club, so I used them. I had a little red cabbage, so I shredded that, it made the salad really beautiful. Re: the comment by another member puzzled me. To make it a little more "orange-y" would have been simple. Just add a little more to the mix... Oh well..Thanks for another winner hon!