Garden Fresh Salad Recipe
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Garden Fresh Salad Recipe

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Frugal farm women like myself enjoy fixing meals from their own gardens. This is one of the best salads I've ever tried. It tastes like a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (without the bread)! My whole family loves it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 bunch leaf lettuce, torn
  • 2 cups packed torn spinach
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 6 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 397 calories, 32g fat (6g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Chill. Combine dressing ingredients; just before serving, drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Garden Fresh Salad in Country April/May 1994, p49

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venky User ID: 6759401 260879
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

"Good food"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 14818
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This is very good!!!! it really does taste like a blt........the dressing is excellent. I left out the mushrooms, hubby doesn't like them. But used fresh cherry mozzarella balls the I quartered. Wow, this one goes in my favorites!!"

Lori Irelan User ID: 4065478 12176
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"This salad is amazing! Nothing but compliments every time I have served it!!

Lori Irelan
Powell, Ohio"

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