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Mixed Garden Salad with Easy Ranch Dressing

So many different healthy ingredients make up this nutritious salad. From cilantro, to carrots and cucumbers down to the lettuce, no doubt you will have a whole variety of vitamins in one bowl.
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What do I need to make this Mixed Garden Salad?

  • bacon
  • romaine lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • frozen green peas
  • carrot
  • cheddar cheese
  • red onion

What do I need to make the Easy Ranch Dressing:

  • mayonnaise
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh dill
  • fresh chives
  • garlic
  • lemon juice
  • almond milk

How to make Mixed Garden Salad with Easy Ranch Dressing

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Mixed Garden Salad with Easy Ranch Dressing

So many different healthy ingredients make up this nutritious salad. From cilantro, to carrots and cucumbers down to the lettuce, no doubt you will have a whole variety of vitamins in one bowl.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 558kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 heart romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced & quartered
  • ½ cucumber, sliced & quartered
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (or parsley)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp almond milk

Instructions

  • Blend dressing ingredients together. Set aside.
  • Sauté bacon in a skillet until crispy. Pat down with a paper towel.
  • Combine salad ingredients together.
  • Gently drizzle dairy-free ranch dressing with salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 26g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6076IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 1mg

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