The Best Side Salad Recipe

The BEST Side Salad Recipe

The BEST Side Salad Recipe: A requested side dish at family gatherings. It’s not your ordinary run of the mill side salad. There’s a SECRET, and it tops all salad recipes we’ve tried!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword delicious side salad, easy side salad recipe, salad with bacon, the best side salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 206kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 3 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 roma tomato chopped
  • 3-4 Slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 2 boiled eggs chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrots chopped


  • Slice romaine leaves off of white stems, (discard white stems) and chop lettuce into small pieces and pour in large serving bowl.
  • Next layer on to the lettuce, the tomato, bacon, eggs, celery, carrots, and cheddar cheese.
  • Sprinkle on top the garlic powder and the dried basil.
  • Serve with choice of dressing. (Our favorite is to make the Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch dressing, with the seasoning packet, buttermilk, and mayo.)



Serving: 1salad (1/5 recipe; without dressing) | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 1088mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 34125IU | Vitamin C: 17.1mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 4.8mg