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Bacon Blue Cheese Artichoke Tossed Salad Recipe

Bacon Blue Cheese Artichoke Tossed Salad Recipe

It's a cinch to mix this zesty salad together for a potluck. "It'll feed a crowd and then some," attests Karin Graw from Hudson, Wisconsin. "For a lighter version, I use less oil and a sugar substitute for the dressing and toss in turkey bacon. Either way, it tastes great."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:20-24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches (1 pound each) romaine, torn
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  • 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and refrigerate. In a blender or food processor, combine the vinegar, onion, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. With blender running, add oil in a steady stream; blend until thickened. Drizzle over salad; toss gently. Serve immediately. Yield: 20-24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 94 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.