Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Company Salad

This is a great salad with any meal, passed on to me from my dad's wife, Barbara, a wonderful cook, and is my favorite to make when we have company for dinner.  

3/4 cupe canola oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Prepare dressing by combining oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigeratre until ready to use.

2 bunches Romaine lettuce
2 cupes diced tomatoes (optional)
6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup silvered almonds, toasted
1 cup Caesar-style croutons

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 Serves 8 to 10.

Additional recipe tip: substitute a mixture of Romaine lettuce and fresh baby spinach if you prefer.   I also keep cooked bacon in the freezer and take out as needed.  

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