Back to Ready-To-Serve Salad

Print Options


Card Sizes

Ready-To-Serve Salad Recipe

Ready-To-Serve Salad Recipe

A good friend and neighbor brought over this colorful blend after I returned from a hospital stay. A fast dressing adds refreshing flavor to a unique combination of ingredients that gets a head start from packaged salad and canned mandarin oranges.—Gaylene Anderson, Sandy, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) ready-to-serve salad
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, optional
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large salad bowl, toss the first six ingredients. Combine the remaining ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Ready-To-Serve Salad

Sort By :

Average Rating
lcrement User ID: 1509324 256072
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"Every time I serve this salad, people are stunned at how unexpectedly delicious it is. I add fresh mushrooms and a few grape tomato halves for color."

tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 230839
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I love this salad. Lots of flavors and textures. Nice, simple dressing. I sliced the red onions paper-thin on a mandolin and that was perfect. At first I thought 8 slices of bacon would be too much, but that was perfect too. One could reduce it to 6 slices if they wanted to shave off calories. Serve with a nice bread and it's a complete meal. Too bad leftovers don't stand up the next day (sad face). I'll make a half recipe next time since I cook for 3 now."

sduval User ID: 469687 25789
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"Any salad with bacon added is great! This salad has been a quick go to favorite for several years. You get the crunch fom the bacon and nuts and the cool and sweetness from the oranges. I use canola or olive oil which lowers the fat content of the nutrients value."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 26152
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"This recipe has become a family favorite. So easy to toss together and has outstanding flavor."

Loading Image