Company Salad

  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings


3/4cup canola oil
1/4cup lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon pepper
2 bunches Romaine lettuce
2cups diced tomatoes
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3cup slivered almonds, toasted
1cup Caesar-style croutons


  1. Prepare dressing by combining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.  Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Rinse, dry and tear lettuce leaves, placing them into a large bowl.  Add tomatoes, crumbled bacon, cheeses, almonds, and croutons.  Toss well.  Add dressing just before serving.

Tips from Our Test Kitchen: Substitute a mixture of Romaine lettuce and fresh baby spinach if you prefer.

— Arlene Ruhstorfer, Mayville, Mich.