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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 267345
Reviewed May. 26, 2017

"I made this salad for the first time and omitted almonds since they were optional! I just used bacon strips which were smoked and I really enjoyed this salad recipe plus the dressing! I thank you for this recipe, Betty Lamb!"

[email protected] User ID: 5326454 257375
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2016

"Mmmmm I love this salad. I don't pour the dressing on if because my kids are so picky and they like to eat it without the dressing . I also put grape tomatoes on them instead of chopping up a tomato, once again, because my kiddo's are picky."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 254160
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"I made this for a family function and everyone liked it. I left out the almonds due to family preference."

ngerard User ID: 140180 250664
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"I have made this recipe at least 15 times over the last couple of years -- it is my go-to salad. No changes needed!"

sallisuey User ID: 8865932 248492
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!"

1914skin User ID: 8300958 247370
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

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

dvierzen User ID: 7402990 247120
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!"

Marge Wszolek User ID: 2141072 246958
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

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

ljakes User ID: 6519155 232777
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Very good!"

flaggram User ID: 4412303 232420
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"Used the magazine recipe for the first time many years ago. This is still the all time favorite in our family. Even the children request it as their choice for family gatherings."

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