FARMHOUSE COUNTRY SALAD — This simple salad is anything but simple tasting, featuring Romaine lettuce tossed with crispy bacon, tangy blue cheese and a Dijon vinaigrette, it may just become your go-to salad.
Everyone needs a super simple green salad recipe with a short ingredient list, and this Farmhouse Country Salad accomplished all of that while still tasting like something you might get in a restaurant.
It accomplishes all of that with bold tasting ingredients, like crumbled bacon and blue cheese, plus some crunchy breadcrumbs for texture, and a homemade Dijon vinaigrette.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a salad loaded with all the fixings. But I hate making that kind of salad at home, because there is always SO much chopping.
This salad requires minimal chopping, but I find it just as satisfying as one of those salads from the fancy salad places that seem to include everything.
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this salad isn’t full of flavor. But it’s also super simple to make, like…..well, something you might eat at a farmhouse in the country.
The recipe calls for Romaine lettuce, but really, almost any variety (or combination) will work, so use whatever you have on hand.
I’m not a huge fan of blue cheese, but it really works for me in this salad. If you just can’t stand the thought of blue cheese though, try crumbled Gorgonzola instead.
It’s got a similar flavor profile but isn’t as strong. Goat cheese would also be a good substitution.
Trust me, this Farmhouse Country Salad is a recipe you’ll want in your regular line-up. I find myself making it at least once a week. I hope you love it as much as we do!
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Lettuce
Which kind of lettuce should I buy? There are so many kinds of lettuce to choose from! If you’re wondering which type of lettuce will work best in the dish you are making, check out this fantastic buying guide.
Appearance: Look for lettuce that seems fresh, with firm leaves. Check out the stem end too. If it’s brown and dried out, the lettuce is probably not as fresh. Lettuce is mostly water, so it’s going to wilt quickly. Use most lettuce within 2-5 days, depending on the variety.
Storing: The best way to store lettuce is to separate the leaves and then wash and dry them well before storing. A salad spinner works great for this process. Wrap the lettuce in paper towels and place it in a plastic bag with air to breathe. Keep it in the vegetable drawer or another cool part of your fridge.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Farmhouse Country Salad
- Bread crumbs
- Lemon juice
- Red wine vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Blue cheese
- Produce: lettuce, green onions, garlic
For the dressing
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad
- 2 heads Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 6-8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2-3 green onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh toasted breadcrumbs
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well combined and thickened. Alternately, place all the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and shake well.
- Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and toss to mix well. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g
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