Friday, November 6, 2009

Our Favorite Salad

I'm afraid that a lot of my favorite things have bacon in it. No. No guilt!

This salad packs up and travels well. Put the lettuce in a salad bowl. Put the remaining salad ingredients in sandwich bags and put them on top of the lettuce. Keep the dressing in its jar until ready to toss. The jar can lay in the bowl with the other goodies. Wrap it all with plastic and you are ready to potluck.

3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. Fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t. salt and pepper, each
2 small bunches or 1 large bunch of red leaf lettuce or your favorite kind, torn
2 c., tomatoes, chopped
1 c. shredded Swiss chesse
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 c. slivered almonds, toasted
8 bacon strips, cooked and chopped.

In a pint canning jar, combine the dressing. Put on the lid tightly and chill. In a salad bowl, toss lettuce and remaining ingredients. Just before serving, toss salad with dressing. Refrigerate any unused dressing.

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