Grandma's Lettuce in Cream Recipe: An Old-fashioned Salad Recipe From Back in the Day by Donna John

2 years ago

Grandma's Lettuce in Cream Recipe: An Old-fashioned Salad Recipe From Back in the Day

Some interesting recipes can be found in our grandma's recipe boxes and cookbooks. This lettuce in cream recipe is one of them. This easy salad recipe may take you back to simpler times. If you want, add some chopped fresh herbs to the salad dressing for a fresh kick. We won't tell grandma.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 head lettuce, chopped small (Bibb, romaine, green leaf, etc.)
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced  

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put desired amount of lettuce and onion into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss. 
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the cream and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Add the vinegar and continue whisking until it thickens a little. 
  3. Pour desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve.

Note: If you don't use all the dressing, cover and store it in the refrigerator to use again.

Photo: I added some fresh dill and chives to the dressing. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Ooooh, the apple cider vinegar does it for me. I love that flavor (and, it's good for you)! #yum
So tangy and creamy...
Classic old fashioned comfort food!

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