Green Salads | May 6, 2011

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.
Salad de Maison

5 from 2 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. 5 stars
    This salad is DELICIOUS! The kale massaging made such a difference! Everyone I shared this with is asking for the recipe! I used honey in the dressing, and it was delicious!
    The chicken alone is fabulously tender and flavorful! Thank you!

    1. Tiffany,
      Thank you! I made this several times this summer and always received glowing reviews and lots of recipe requests! Thanks for reading ABK!

  2. 5 stars
    I loved this salad! I love the combination of Kale and Spinach. The Apricot vinaigrette was delicious! I serve it with and without the chicken.