A wonderful salad

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Every weekend, I prepare dinner for our inn guests. Unlike most restaurants, I create a new menu each weekend. Most of my dinners include a special salad.   This weekend I made a romaine salad, which included Compari  tomatoes, Swiss cheese, maple bacon,& toasted almonds. A light lemon vinaigrette with garlic, pulled the whole salad together. All of my guests asked for the recipe . So here it is for all to enjoy.

Company Salad

3/4 cup vegetable oil. I used avocado oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp salt & pepper

2 bunches or romaine

2 cups of diced tomatoes

6 strips of maple bacon, cooked z& crumbled

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 cup croutons( make homemade)

Prepare the dressing in a jar, shake & refrigerate.

Tear romaine into a large bowl. Add tomatoes, bacon, cheeses, almonds & croutons. Toss . Add dressing just before serving.

Serves 8 ~ 10.

I followed the salad with a Shrimp & Andouille Sausage served over cheddar grits. A great comfort food dinner.

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