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Green Salads | May 6, 2011

Salad de Maison

Salad de Maison
Salad de Maison
Every mom wants a salad with her special Mother’s Day dinner. This Salad de Maison is loaded with tomatoes, cheese, croutons, bacon and nuts. The dressing is simple and fresh. Lemon, oil garlic and a bit of honey. She’s going to love it.
5 from 3 votes

Salad de Maison with Fresh Lemon Dressing

The Domestic Diva Party Cookbook
Course Salad
Keyword Salad
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 2 bags heart of Romaine lettuce or 1 large head of Romain lettuce cleaned
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 package center cut bacon cooked and chopped (or pre-cooked bacon, crisped and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup seasoned croutons
  • 1 package 4 oz slivered almonds, toasted

Salad de Maison dressing

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Just before serving, toss with about 1/3 cup of the prepared dressing.
  2. Combine all ingredients, mix well and chill. This is enough for 2 whole salads.

Recipe Notes

-you may use any type of nuts you like.

-Seasoned croutons can easily be made by taking bread, preferably day old, cutting into cubes and frying in a little olive oil in a pan on stove over medium high heat. Season generously with salt, pepper and garlic.

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  1. This reminds me of the Dodo house salad. I use the old junior league heritage cookbook recipe. I am going to try yours. I love the addition of the honey.

  2. I love the Dodo's house salad, and this sounds a lot like it, only more delicious! I'm making it for part of our Mother's Day dinner…
    Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother's Day!

  3. 5 stars
    This salad is one of my favorite go-to recipes, especially when I am feeding a large group. With the exception of swiss cheese, I typically have all of these ingredients on hand. It is simple to make and a total crowd-pleaser. The dressing is delicious and pairs well with many different salads (arugula, mixed greens, spinach). Make it! I promise you will love it!

  4. 5 stars
    This is my extended family’s go to recipe. The big guys can copy it, but your recipe is the one to follow.
    I just made it this afternoon.

  5. Hi. How many does this recipe serve? I’m making for a group of 23 people… should I double recipe? Excited to make this!

    1. Hi Maria!
      If you 1½ times the salad recipe, it should serve 23 people nicely. The dressing recipe should be enough without doubling it.
      Enjoy! Thanks for reading ABK.

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this salad for YEARS!! It is so delicious, I crave it when I haven’t had it in awhile!!