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Cheddar-Almond Lettuce Salad Recipe

Cheddar-Almond Lettuce Salad Recipe

Sugared almonds and a honey-mustard dressing make this salad a real standout. In fact, I keep slivered almonds in my freezer just so I can whip it up for those spur-of-the-moment special occasions! For more nutrition, color or variety, I sometimes add broccoli and tomatoes. --Julia Musser, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 9 cups torn romaine
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • 1. In a small heavy skillet, combine almonds and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until nuts are coated and golden. Spread onto foil to cool. Divide romaine among salad plates; top with eggs and cheese.
  • 2. In a blender, combine the sugar, vinegar, honey, lemon juice, onion powder, celery seed, mustard, paprika and salt. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Drizzle over salads; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 269 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Cheddar-Almond Lettuce Salad

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diner524 User ID: 1583895 237603
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"We love this salad in our family. My sister made it for me when I was up visiting her and now I make it for my family. Love the combination of the dressing, cheese and especially those sweet almonds, so good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe."

zmarie User ID: 1401063 220268
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"This is my go-to salad dressing recipe. It always disappears when I make it, and the recipe is routinely requested! I love the sweet, tangy flavor; the sugared almonds paired with cheddar are a really nice flavor combination."

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 80307
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"This was a great salad!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 141022
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"I made this salad for a family dinner and everyone loved it."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 90491
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"Great salad, but I found the dressing abit too tangy for my taste."

RWF Kitchen User ID: 5891367 156089
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Great Salad! Dressing even keeps for about 1 week in the fridge."

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