Glorified Caesar Salad

My mom named this one. She probably doesn’t remember that. The comment was, “Oh, that’s just a glorified Caesar salad.” No big deal. The rest of us think it is fantastic.


3/4 C. oil   

1/4 C. fresh lemon juice   

1 tsp. minced garlic   

1/2 tsp. salt   

1/2 tsp. pepper   

2 bunches (1 lb. each) romaine, torn   

 2 C. chopped tomatoes

1 C. (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese

2/3 C. slivered almonds, toasted

1/2 C. grated Parmesan

8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (optional)

1 C. Caesar salad croutons


In jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and shake well. Chill. In a large bowl, toss romaine, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, almonds, Parmesan and bacon. Shake dressing; pour over salad and toss. Add croutons and serve immediately. 

© Being Fruitful, 2012