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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 193 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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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.
Jul 1, 2018
I have made this salad at least 30-50 times over the last 10 or so years!! I make it almost exactly as listed and I'm always asked for the recipe. The only thing I've done different in the past is to add another head of romaine to compensate for the number of people were having. It's a large salad to begin with which is another reason I love this recipe! This one is a keeper!
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
Mar 4, 2018
This is our go-to salad. We have it about once a week. I use microwave bacon & it’s super quick & delicious.
May 26, 2017
I made this salad for the first time and omitted almonds since they were optional! I just used bacon strips which were smoked and I really enjoyed this salad recipe plus the dressing! I thank you for this recipe, Betty Lamb!
Nov 27, 2016
Mmmmm I love this salad. I don't pour the dressing on if because my kids are so picky and they like to eat it without the dressing . I also put grape tomatoes on them instead of chopping up a tomato, once again, because my kiddo's are picky.
Sep 15, 2016
I made this for a family function and everyone liked it. I left out the almonds due to family preference.