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Garden Fresh Salad

Frugal farm women like myself enjoy fixing meals from their own gardens. This is one of the best salads I've ever tried. It tastes like a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (without the bread)! My whole family loves it.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 bunch leaf lettuce, torn
  • 2 cups packed torn spinach
  • 1 cup cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 6 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Chill. Combine dressing ingredients; just before serving, drizzle over salad and toss to coat.

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  • luigimon
    Mar 2, 2014

    This is very good!!!! it really does taste like a blt........the dressing is excellent. I left out the mushrooms, hubby doesn't like them. But used fresh cherry mozzarella balls the I quartered. Wow, this one goes in my favorites!!

  • Lori Irelan
    Aug 19, 2009

    This salad is amazing! Nothing but compliments every time I have served it!!Lori IrelanPowell, Ohio