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Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing Recipe

Salad with Honey-Mustard Dressing Recipe

This salad is my most-requested recipe. The dressing, eggs and almonds can be prepared ahead of time, so it can be made at the last minute.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 9 cups torn romaine
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the oil, 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar, honey, lemon juice and seasonings; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool. In a skillet over low heat, cook almonds and remaining sugar until nuts are glazed; cool.
  • 2. In a salad bowl, toss the romaine, cheese and almonds. Top with eggs. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftover dressing. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 308 calories, 24g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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retired wife
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2017

"I make this salad every holiday. It wonderful and everyone seems to really like it."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"My mom and I have both made this wonderful salad many,many times.My brother said it is the best salad ever."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"This is a wonderful salad! I like to add extra egg!"

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