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.
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.
Apr 2, 2018
Our favorite green salad.Perfect as it is.But sometimes we add sliced green onions and black olives.This is our go to Salad for Holidays and Celebrations