That Good Salad Recipe
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That Good Salad Recipe

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When a friend shared this recipe, it had a fancy French name. Our children can never remember it, so they say, "Mom, please make 'that good salad.'" Now our friends and neighbors request it for potluck dinners. —Betty Lamb, Orem, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bunches (1 pound each) romaine, torn
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted, optional
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup Caesar salad croutons

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 193 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and shake well. Chill.
  2. In a large serving bowl, toss the romaine, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, almonds if desired, Parmesan cheese and bacon.
  3. Shake dressing; pour over salad and toss. Add croutons and serve immediately. Yield: 14 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as That Good Salad in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p33

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Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"we made the dressing but we did not like - i whipped up some homemade ranch (pack)n drizzled it on top and tossed it up abit... turned out better - 2nd time around!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"I must agree with Lauriesmiles, after reading the reviews, just had to make this salad.Unfortunately the dressing ruined it"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"I have to agree with the name, this was so good! I added grilled chicken and hard boiled eggs to make lunch for my husband and I. He loved it!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"I loved this salad, easy to make and taste so good?"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Very good!"

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