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Farmer's Salad Recipe
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Farmer's Salad

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"This is a great tasting salad that is easy to prepare. The main ingredients of lettuce, broccoli and bacon are normally on hand."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, measure out 1 cup and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and broccoli.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the salad dressing, sugar and vinegar.
  4. Pour dressing over lettuce mixture and toss evenly to coat. Sprinkle with bacon and refrigerate until chilled. Serve cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 13, 2003

This salad is a favorite with everyone. I've even added cheese and sunflower seeds to it and there's never enough left at the bottom of the bowl for lunch the next day! Absolutely wonderful and simple.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 07, 2011

No matter how much vinegar and sugar I added, the mayonnaise taste never left. I followed the recipe verbatim so I'm not sure what the others did to make it get such a high rating.


30 Ratings

Sep 13, 2003

This dressing is wonderful. After tasting the salad made as the recipe suggests, I added red onion, celery and red grapes. This more closely resembled the flavors in my Red Broccoli salad posted on this site. Very good Marsha!

Nov 06, 2003

This is good for a side dish salad, but not for the whole meal. I've seen variations of this which always include more ingredients. This could use something more.

Apr 15, 2005

Not only is this a simple salad, but it is very sons favorite salad. We have this at least 1-2 times a month.

Apr 17, 2004

Needs something else like cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes. Liked it just need some other veggies. Used real bacon bits to speed things up.

Feb 23, 2011

This is a tasty salad and very quick to throw together. I chose this recipe as part of a soup and salad supper, mostly because I had all the ingredients on hand (I don't usually have iceberg lettuce around, but may buy it more often just to make this salad.) The dressing was a little sweet for my taste, but that may have been my vinegar, which was white wine vinegar. I added a little extra vinegar and some salt and pepper. I loved the crispy bacon with the sweetness of the dressing. I might add some matchstick carrots next time for some added crunch and color. Thanks for a very tasty recipe!

Nov 08, 2002

This is best if you add some cubed sharp cheddar cheese, and maybe a little chopped red onion. :)


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 42.2 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

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

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