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.
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.