Recipe by Toni Bankson
"This is a delicious salad that goes great with any meal, especially Italian!"
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blanched slivered almonds
romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
red leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 (8 ounce) package
crumbled feta cheese
1 (4 ounce) can
sliced black olives
cherry tomatoes, halved
red onion, halved and thinly sliced
fresh mushrooms, sliced
grated Romano cheese
1 (8 ounce) bottle
Italian salad dressing
Delicious. I took this to a potluck and I didn't get enough myself before it was totally gone. I will make this again soon so I can enjoy it. I used a lot of advice from the comments--Paul Newman's balsamic vinaigrette, grape tomatoes, whole olives, sunflower seeds. I packed everything separately for the trip to the party, then quickly threw it together. Very pretty and appealing to all! Thanks for the recipe.
I made this salad for company and it was OK. i rinsed the lettuce (to clean it) and, as a result, it was REALLY soggy. I should have bought a bag of pre-washed lettuce, but I was too cheap.... I used grape tomatoes instead of cherry ones and cut the larger ones in half. I used Asagio cheese (picked up the wrong package...) and didn't notice a difference. I just used Romaine lettuce. Toasting the sesame seeds and almonds really makes a difference and is worth the extra effort (but I HATE toasting b/c I always burn!). Try this salad with Newman's basalmic. Ok, but not great, probably b/c of the sogginess, but still won't likely make again. Thanks anyways.
Great salad. I left the dressing off since everyone at our house likes a different type. Fast, easy and very pretty. The red leaf lettuce is a great color booster. I also added cucumbers and chopped ham to make it a meal.
Really great salad when you want a tossed salad that is different than the norm. The almonds add a nice taste and the romano and feta cheese combo gives so much flavor. I made it for a dinner party and everyone loved it.
This was a very good salad, and my husband couldn't get enough of it. I have to say though, I found the sesame seeds absolutely horrible. I usually love the taste of sesame, but not with Italian flavors. You MUST leave this out!!! The only change I made was to put in whole jumbo olives rather than slices. I'm not sure if I'd use mushrooms again either, since they got soggy quickly; maybe cutting them chunkier rather than in slices would help.
Very colorful and delicious salad! I used a garlic italian dressing and left out the sesame seeds (didn't have any at home, and just didn't feel like spending $5 for a little shaker, just to use a couple of teaspoons worth!) I also used whole grape tomatoes instead of slicing the cherry tomatoes. Will definitely be making this one again!
I brought this salad to a dinner party (my contribution to the dinner meal). It was the best part. I decided to double the recipe and there was none left and the end of the evening.
Fabulous salad! This is definitely a "Classic" and is perfect for any meal! It's a wonderful blend of vibrant colors and flavors. I made this a little easier on my self and used bagged salad - romaine and spring blends. I added some green olives along with the black and some sliced cucumber. I left out the almonds (personal pref) and added some seasoned croutons for that "crunch". Easy to put together and very tasty!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Classic Tossed Salad
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 148
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