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 a 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.
Aug 11, 2020
This was a great recipe. I did add a tsp of sugar to the dressing.
Jul 12, 2020
Excellent salad, met with rave reviews when I served it, I will definitely make again.
Jul 10, 2020
Kind of a basic salad and yet it is always a winner when I make it. When they learn this is the salad that will on the table with dinner, you may just hear a cheer of joy from my son.
May 24, 2020
My boys wouldn't eat lettuce salads of any kind until I made this.They polished it off and asked me to make more
May 19, 2020
This salad is soooo Delicious and light Definitely perfect for summer ??
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.