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Garden Fresh Salad Recipe

Garden Fresh Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Garden Fresh Salad

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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!!"

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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