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Dad’s Favorite Salad

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Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

My father always liked this salad, so I shared this recipe with my mom. When she first made it for Dad, he enjoyed it so much he told here to be sure to share the recipe with me. I laughed because he didn't know that I had given the recipe to Mom in the first place. I knew he'd like it.—Judy Long, Limestone, Tennessee


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  1. Combine the first eight ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Arrange greens, onion, eggs and bacon on salad plates; drizzle with desired amount of dressing. Serve immediately.

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  • BlaineL
    Jun 15, 2019

    This is such a delicious dressing. Everyone is my family loved it!

  • ranson
    Sep 30, 2012

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  • beloit3
    Apr 28, 2009

    YUM!!I really liked this dressing. It is really good with the bacon and boiled eggs.I've also used bottled bacon pieces and that is good, too. And there is enough onion flavor in the dressing for me that I don't add the red onion in the salad. I add shredded carrot in their place.

  • Son Huang
    Apr 4, 2009


  • momofdthomas
    Apr 5, 2008

    This has been an all time favorite at our house! Thanks so much for sharing, we love it!

  • amy
    May 2, 2006

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