Sally's Favorite Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.9
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6 mg
  • Sodium: 323.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Nice contrast of color and textures and flavors. Great for company. Nice with Steak and Potato Nice contrast of color and textures and flavors. Great for company. Nice with Steak and Potato
Number of Servings: 6


    One washed head of escarole ripped into bite sized pieces ( I can't find the nutritional value for escarole here sorry but im sure it doesn't have fat and probably not many calories)
    Toss with one Tablespoon of Olive Oil
    One thinly sliced Vidalia Onion (sliced so thin it's almost transparent)
    One can of Black Olives, drained
    4 crisp pieces of Bacon, drained on a paper towel and crumbled
    2 Tablespoons of toasted Pine Nuts
    one Cubed Avocado
    one pint of Sweet Cherry Tomatoes cut into halves
    Shavings of sharp Romano cheese.


Start 4 pieces of bacon in the frying pan, or you can bake it , till crisp and drain it on paper towels. While that's cooking you could be soaking the Escarole, wash the Escarole thoroughly to remove all the sand then spin the water out in your salad spinner or drain it on paper towels then rip it into bite sized pieces.
Toast your pine nuts lightly. Wash, dry and cut your tomatoes in half. Drain your olives, cutting them in half is optional. Shave a nice hard piece of romano cheese about 2 tablespoons or to taste. I use my vegetable peeler and it makes thin curley pieces. Slice the Vidalia Onion very very thin. Cube your avacado.

To put the salad together I first toss the greens with olive oil. I use 1 tablespoon but you may want to use a little more. So toss the greens with the olive oil, add the Olives, Onion, Pine Nuts, Tomatoes, Avocado and Bacon one at a time in that order, then top off the salad with the Romano Cheese.

When I can't get good little tomatoes Ill use mandarins or clemintines, It's good with croutons too and some folks like to sprinkle on vinegar but It does change the flavors.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SALLYANNE11.

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  • Nutritional information I found for escarole, aka chicory greens (raw):

    1 cup or 29 grams
    Calories... 6.7
    Protein... 1/2 gram
    Carbs... 1.4 grams
    Fat... 1/10th of a gram ( in otherwords, not worth counting)
    - 9/19/07

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  • I love salads am alwys looking for new salad recipes. This one is fantastic!! - 6/5/07

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  • All my favorites! Avacado, black olives, pine nuts, wonderful. Have you tried a little Stilton, or Blue cheese in it yet? - 6/4/07

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