That Good Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makes14 servings (1 cup each)
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 bunches (1 pound each) romaine, torn
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted, optional
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup Caesar salad croutons
- In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and shake well. Chill.
- In a large serving bowl, toss the romaine, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, almonds if desired, Parmesan cheese and bacon.
- Shake dressing; pour over salad and toss. Add croutons and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 193 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Feb 12, 2020
I like salads.But I LOVE this salad!
Jun 29, 2019
Salad is fine but the dressing is seriously lacking. I made this as part of a meal for a crowd of 60 and most plates went to the trash with most of the salad untouched. Several thought it was missing vinegar and I have to agree. It was just a near flavorless oily dressing without it.
Jun 17, 2019
We really liked this salad. Had to make a couple of substitutions. My daughter does not like Swiss cheese so we used an Italian blend and I had grape tomatoes in the fridge so we used them instead of chopping tomatoes. That said, even with the amount it made there wasn't any left after dinner. Next time, I will add some cooked chicken to it and serve it as dinner with some fresh rolls. But it will be made a lot in our home. Thanks.
Jun 12, 2019
I've made this salad, AT LEAST, 100 times!! I always use olive oil in place of the canola. I use grape tomatoes and sometimes I omit the croutons. Oh, and I use the package of 3 heads of romaine. I love this recipe because its tasty and it feeds a large number of people.
May 24, 2019
This recipe has been a family favorite since it first appeared in TOH in 1997. I was pregnant with our eighth baby
May 14, 2019
This recipe takes salad to a whole new level!! Delicious!! I used Le Gruyere swiss and cherry tomatoes. Also didn't have canola oil so I used light tasting olive oil. Can't wait to make it again.
Feb 4, 2019
Made this for a Super Bowl party - lots of good comments. Used cherry tomatoes - they keep better in left over salad - but there wasn't much left over. In addition to the croutons, I used some tri-color tortilla strips to add some color.
Nov 5, 2018
I didn't have Canola oil so I used olive oil. It was very good. Everybody loved it.
Jul 5, 2018
I doubt this salad has only 257 mg of sodium with salt, swiss cheese and parmesan cheese.
May 4, 2018
This salad really is great! I wasn’t sure about the dressing until I added it to the salad and mixed it in good, no let downs with the recipe. I actually made it as our dinner and my daughter and husband loved it.