Commonwealth Salad

Servings/Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • Salad:
    • 1 lg head romaine lettuce, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
    • 4 cup fresh spinach, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
    • 4 tablespoons capers, drained
    • 2 cup chopped walnuts
    • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
    • 4-8 ounces Swiss cheese, julienned
    • ½ - 1 cup raisins or currents
  • Ranch Dressing:
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 ½ teaspoons dried onion
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • ½ teaspoon onion salt
    • Salt to taste
  • Topping:
    • 1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
    • 1 - 2 cup croutons

Method

In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine dressing ingredients and blend well. Pour over salad, toss, and top with bacon and croutons. Serve immediately.

© Jay Deitch 2013