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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Swiss Bacon Salad

If I had to pick a favorite green salad, this one would probably be the winner.  The sweet and tangy dressing, the mushrooms, the salty bacon--it's all just too much.  I love it.  Even my hubby, Jeff, loves it.  And he's not a salad guy.  So that is definitely saying something. If you ask him, he will tell you the only 3 food groups that matter are bread, meat, and cheese.  But if I *make* him choose a salad, he always chooses this one.  It's a crowd-pleaser and comes together really quickly.  Make it.  Love it.  Then come back and tell me about it.     

swiss bacon salad, spinach salad, poppy seed dressing, mushrooms

Swiss Bacon Salad


8- 10 cups salad greens, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled--or about ½ cup bacon bits
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
¼-½ pound shredded swiss cheese
¼ cup finely sliced red onion, optional

For the Dressing:
1 T poppyseeds
½ cup oil
½ cup sugar
½ cup red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt


Combine all dressing ingredients.  Toss greens and toppings with dressing.  (You may not need all of the dressing.)  Serve immediately.  

Feel free to use your favorite greens.  I usually use all spinach or a spring mix, but it would be delicious with a leaf lettuce or romaine or a mixture, too.

If you have a hard time finding swiss cheese in block form, you can cut pre-sliced swiss into small strips or use another type of cheese.  Pictured here is colby jack.  

Recipe Source:

My mom, Diana King, has made this as long as I can remember!


  1. Love the salad recipe you shared at my last party, hope you can come to my next party this Friday

  2. Have you ever added fruit to this salad?

    1. I haven't. I bet strawberries or blueberries (or both) would be a yummy addition. Although I do like it just as it is too. I love the dressing a lot too, I always want to lick my plate clean. :)