Marilyn's Special Salad

Marilyn's Special Salad


"This Romaine lettuce salad is a wonderful side dish for a barbeque. By adding either shrimp or chicken, it becomes a meal by itself."


25 m servings 620 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 39 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 33.9 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 1203 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic and salt and pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the Romaine, bacon, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, almonds and croutons. Add enough dressing to coat; toss and serve.
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  1. 7 Ratings


Would have given this 5 stars except that "Marilyn" got it wrong. This is an old French recipe that should have 3/4 c oil + 1/4 c lemon juice with only 2 garlic cloves and salt & pepper for the ...

When made correctly this recipe is heavenly. To make the dressing...mince the garlic cloves, then put them in the blender with lemon juice, 3/4 C oil, and salt & pepper. Blending it makes it kin...

The oil is missing in this recipe. It is too bland without oil. I have made this before as it is a french salad but I can't remember the french name. The dressing should have 3/4 cup of oil w...

I reduced the recipe to two servings so maybe something got lost in the translation. It was way too dry and too salty (I think this was due to the type of Parmesan cheese that was used). Anyway,...

Not bad for a last-minute salad. The bacon was the best part. Will use a lot more salt and pepper next time.

This salad has been sitting since 2006 since its last review. I made the salad portion as written, but had to change the dressing. I do believe 1SOUTHERNGIRL posted the correct version of this...