Reserve several lettuce leaves and tear remaining head into bite-size pieces. In large bowl, combine lettuce, plums, tuna, onions and raisins. In small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; pour over salad. Toss thoroughly. Serve on individual lettuce-lined salad plates.



  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce
  • 2/3 Cup pitted and sliced fresh ripe plums
  • 1 can (6-1/2 or 7 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup California raisins



  • 21/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 42%); Total Fat 15 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 25; Sodium 580; Potassium 549; Total Carbohydrate 25; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 20; Protein 23; Calcium 37; Iron 3;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.