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Bacon Blue Cheese Artichoke Tossed Salad

It's a cinch to mix this zesty salad together for a potluck. "It'll feed a crowd and then some," attests Karin Graw from Hudson, Wisconsin. "For a lighter version, I use less oil and a sugar substitute for the dressing and toss in turkey bacon. Either way, it tastes great."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    20-24 servings


  • 2 bunches (1 pound each) romaine, torn
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and refrigerate. In a blender or food processor, combine the vinegar, onion, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. With blender running, add oil in a steady stream; blend until thickened. Drizzle over salad; toss gently. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 94 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • wrenjen523
    Dec 2, 2013

    I made some significant changes. 1. I didn't have any onion or peppers in the house, so none ended up in the salad, 2. I don't like any sugar or sugar substitutes if I can avoid them, so I just left them out, 3. I had a can of black olives I threw it in, 4. Finally, instead of oil I used a bit of the marinade that artichokes were in. It is fairly good. I agree that it serves more like 10-12 than 20-24 unless we're talking about small small tastes.

  • HBcook
    Dec 26, 2008

    Great salad but it doesn't served anywhere near the 20-24. I halved the recipe for 5 of us and it could have served 6. Easy to make and good flavor.