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Dinner Party Salad Recipe
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Dinner Party Salad

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"The best and easiest salad I have ever eaten!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Mix the olive oil, vegetable oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and garlic in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the almonds until lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the toasted almonds, lettuce, blue cheese, and Romano cheese. Pour in dressing, and toss to coat.
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May 10, 2005

Excellent recipe! Got rave reviews on this salad. However, I used only 1/2 the amount of vegetable oil and twice the amount of vinegar. Also added some oregano and used a 3 cheese blend instead of plain Romano cheese.

Dec 07, 2004

I reduced the recipe to make two servings. It was way too oily, way too salty and just aaaggghhhh. No way I will make this again. It needs something to cut away some of the saltiness like mandarin oranges etc.


6 Ratings

Jan 03, 2005

Very tasty combination of ingredients! I'm going to try it with some chicken added for a main dish salad.

Jun 23, 2007

This salad has a strong, distinctive taste. On the recommendation of another reviewer, I halved the oil but I didn't add anything else to replace the liquid- still had plenty to coat the salad. Instead of blue cheese and romano, I used gorganzola and grated parmesean. I worried it would be to salty but didn't find this to be true. Thanks for a good recipe!

Jan 27, 2013

I liked the idea of this salad but I had to alter it for my elderly parents who won't eat anything remotely healthy unless it includes sugar, butter and/or it's deep fried. So I made a simple 3:1 fruity vinaigrette with orange-infused olive oil and white balsamic cranberry/pear vinegar. Reduced amount of cheese to about 1/2 c gorgonzola and 1/2 c parmesan. Lightly used the vinaigrette. Tossed with a bit of S&P. Served with a bit of dried currants on top. It was quite tasty. Next time, will try Spanish Olive oil with the vinegar, lemon juice and garlic (yum!).


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  • Calories
  • 551 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 54 g
  • 83%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 860 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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