Favorite Tossed Salad Recipe
Ken's Special Recipe
My husband, Ken, eats a tossed salad EVERY day for lunch! He has his own recipe, which never varies. I've also tried his recipe and I have to admit, it's the best! He's had friends in, and fixed this same salad for them and they loved it also.
I decided to share his recipe with you! It's not very complicated...after all, it's a tossed salad, it can't be but so hard. It is his special combination of ingredients that make it taste so good!
Feel free to add a few of your favorite ingredients or leave off any you don't like. Personally, when I make it for myself, I leave off the onions.
Favorite Tossed Salad Recipe
This is my husband, Ken's, favorite salad. He has eaten this same recipe it EVERY day for his lunch, for at least 5 years now. If, for some reason, he can't have it for lunch, he has it for dinner that night. Even if he's on a road trip, we pack it and take it in a cooler. If he has a friend over, I serve it to them, too, and they always love it! :)
You'll notice that this salad does not have tomato or cucumber. The reason being, my husband doesn't care for them. However, you can add them or any other ingredients you like in a salad. Sometimes my hubby adds some leftover chicken to his salad or eats a boiled egg along with it.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Ready in: 10 min
- Yields: 1
- 1 cup Iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup Romain lettuce
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower
- 1 - 2 sliced radishes
- 1/4 cup diced sweet onion
- 1/4 cup craisens
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Sprinkle bacon bits
- 1/2 cup chopped chicken, turkey, or ham, Optional
- 2 Tablespoons (approximately) Vidalia Onion Salad Dressing or your favorite salad dressing
- Layer first 10 ingredients in bowl in order given. (Add optional chopped meat or boiled egg if desired.)
- When ready to eat, add salad dressing.
- Serve with crackers and beverage of your choice.
- My hubby sometimes eats a whole boiled egg along with his salad, for protein. You could also add chicken, turkey, or ham.
- You can make this salad ahead, tightly cover, and store in fridge until needed later that day or for up to two days. PS) I like to eat cheese toast or a baked potato with my salad.
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Get Your Ingredients Together
I like to keep everything already prepared in the fridge. It makes it quick and easy to make this salad!
I like to keep my lettuce and vegetables already prepared and ready to add to the salad. I buy iceberg and romaine lettuce and shred them myself, since it's a lot less expensive. I also buy my broccoli and cauliflower by the head. I buy large bags of craisens and walnuts, and try to find them on sale and stock up. I freeze the nuts to keep them fresh and take out a few days worth at a time. If you don't have much time, you can always purchase the lettuce and vegetables already prepared for you.
How to Make the Best Tossed Salad - Step by Step DirectionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Ready for Lunch!
My husband likes his salad with Ken's Lite Vidalia Onion Dressing, a few Triscuit crackers, and a Miller High Life Light Beer! Every day at 12 noon, you will find him eating his special salad! Oh, and add a couple Dove's Dark Chocolate for dessert!
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