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Potluck Artichoke Tossed Salad

 Potluck Artichoke Tossed Salad
It's a cinch to mix this zesty salad together for a potluck. It'll feed a crowd and then some. For a lighter version, I use less oil and a sugar substitute for the dressing and toss in turkey bacon.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch romaine (1 pound), torn
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, bacon, artichoke hearts,
  • cheese, celery and sweet peppers. Cover and refrigerate until ready
  • to serve.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the vinegar, onion, brown
  • sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth.
  • While processing, add oil in a steady stream; blend until thickened.
  • Drizzle over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. Yield:
  • 10-12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 107 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 333 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.