That Good Salad
That Good Salad is truly extraordinary. I loved how this salad turned out. It starts with romaine lettuce. Add diced tomatoes, diced cucumber, bacon, both Swiss and Parmesan cheeses, sliced almonds and Caesar salad croutons. The dressing is made with avocado oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic. So very simple, yet so incredibly delicious.
This is one of those delicious recipes I copied from my neighbor’s family recipe book last April. I added the cucumber and changed out vegetable oil for avocado oil. But other than that, I followed her recipe very closely. This salad is so hearty you can actually use it as a main dish salad if you desire. It has protein from the bacon, cheeses and almonds. It’s crunchy and so delicious. If you enjoy salads like I do, it’s really nice to have a change-of-pace from traditional salads.
That Good Salad is just what the doctor ordered. Ha! I served it for our church’s Connection Class back in late September. That’s a class where we take interested folks on a journey to membership in our church. They have a luncheon after Sunday worship and they wanted me to make BBQ Brisket. So I made that along with Coca Cola Baked Beans, The Best Deviled Eggs (my mom’s recipe), and this salad. I also served a Company Triple Cheese and Bacon Macaroni and Oreo Cookie Mud Pie. Because there are a lot of kids that usually come to these gatherings, I tried to make the meal as kid-friendly as possible. But I knew many of the adults would like a good tossed salad. That Good Salad gave it to them.
If you’re looking for a terrific salad to make for company, That Good Salad should be on your menu. I actually made a double batch of this salad because I needed to serve 40 people. Still, a single batch will make about 10 large servings. If that’s too many, you can easily cut the recipe down. I recommend just layering the salad and not mixing it with the dressing until you get ready to serve it. If you’re planning on making this salad last for two meals, than don’t mix the dressing with the salad at all. Just pour the salad dressing over top of individual servings to make it stay fresher.
Regardless, That Good Salad is just one of those salads you’ve gotta make. You’ll be glad you did.
That Good Salad is one terrific salad.
This salad is great for company.
If you enjoy crunchy salads, you’ll love this one.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the salad. The parmesan cheese is hidden from view, but it’s underneath the Swiss cheese.
Place romaine lettuce in a salad bowl. I used a couple of romaine blends.
Add chopped tomatoes.
Add chopped cucumber and Swiss cheese.
Add parmesan cheese.
Add crisp-fried bacon pieces and sliced almonds. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Toss salad before serving. Then add dressing and croutons before serving.
I used these ingredients for the salad dressing.
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Place in a glass with a tight-fitting lid until ready to serve. Shake well before adding on top of salad.
That Good Salad was mouthwatering.
Mix with salad dressing and enjoy.
Here’s the recipe.
THAT GOOD SALAD
(Recipe adapted from Linda Stiles, Ovilla, Texas)
Here’s the salad before it’s mixed with the salad dressing. You can see the almonds, cheeses, bacon pieces and croutons.
I refrigerated the salad without the croutons and added them just before serving.
Here the salad is mixed and ready to eat! Yum.