Crunchy Lettuce Salad Recipe
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Crunchy Lettuce Salad Recipe

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There are several variations to this Asian-style salad. But this is the one most folks prefer. Toasted almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds contribute to this salad's "crunch".—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chow mein noodles
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups torn iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 4 green onions with tops, diced
  • 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 211 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Combine almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds in a baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted; set aside.
  2. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper; shake well. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, onions and bacon. Just before serving, add almond mixture and dressing; toss. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Lettuce Salad in Country Woman September/October 1996, p37

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thewyatts4 User ID: 5840451 13219
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"After stirring the dressing together I add it to the pan that has the seeds,noodles and almonds in it. Love that warm dressing over this salad."

diner524 User ID: 1583895 14108
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Love all the crunchy textures and flavors of this salad. We make it often."

RWF Kitchen User ID: 5891367 21349
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"Great salad with lots of flavor!"

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