Crisp Tossed Salad Recipe
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Crisp Tossed Salad Recipe

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My mom got this recipe from a friend; it's a re-creation of a salad at a favorite restaurant. It's crisp, crunchy and colorful, with a slightly sweet homemade dressing everyone will enjoy. —Emily Dennis, Hancock, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 348 calories, 30 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 433 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, onion and bacon. Top with cheese.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, sugar and lemon juice. Pour over lettuce mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Tossed Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p45

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"We love this salad; however, I cut the sugar back to 1 or 2 tsp and only use 1/2 cup mayo - just to make it a bit healthier. Great for family and company."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"This salad works beautifully with a full meal. It tastes so good, my family wants to keep the recipe for a long time to come."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"Crunchy and delicious. LOVE this salad!"

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