Farmhouse Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
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This is for you men out there who claim to hate salad. I know who you are, and I have this to say. You haven’t tried my farmhouse salad yet. This farmhouse salad is has all the things you love. Bacon, cheese, corn on the cob and that creamy, buttermilk dressing you grew up on.
Here’s the funny part of this. I have never much cared for this type of salad, always leaning towards a sultry, sexy vinaigrette and fancy lettuce.
This is a comfort food salad, a good meal actually, because the combination of everyone’s favorite foods like cheese and bacon is brought under that creamy stream of buttermilk. The crunch and flavors are happy.
I call it a farmhouse salad for obvious reasons. I used a white farmhouse cheddar that is crumbly and has a good kick to it. I added a bit of corn cut from the cob, which is great for summertime, and in the winter, let me suggest adding in some thawed, frozen peas.
Corn and bacon for summer; peas and bacon for winter. Trust me on this. It works. The buttermilk dressing can be found here.
There are a few fun ways to make this. Serve individual dishes of long leaves of Romaine. It’s pretty and dramatic. Or chop it all up and serve in a big bowl. You can shred iceberg lettuce for this salad or use Romaine. I like the heartier lettuces for this type of salad. They are full of water, but that just adds the right texture, as the lettuce is more crunchy and stable.
Summer Farmhouse Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, the Salad Men Love
- 20 Romaine lettuce leaves washed, rinsed, drained.
- 4 pieces Bacon cut into strips crosswise
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh corn cut off the husk
- 1 cup shredded farmhouse cheddar
- 1 pint grape tomatoes cut into quarters
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- chopped avocado optional
- buttermilk ranch dressing
- salt and pepper
- Assemble 5 leaves per plate, using a mix of large and smaller leaves.
- Salt the leaves.
- Pour Dressing over the leaves.
- Garnish with cheese, corn, bacon, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, and if you like add in some avocado.
- Season once more with sea salt and pepper.
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I love salad. I will try make it tomorrow. Thank Angela.
This was very easy and very tasty! I will make this again.
Gosh, that looks so fresh and delicious!! 🙂 Loved your recipes!
Thanks Kavitha. Glad you stopped by.
I think what makes a simple recipe divine is using all fresh ingredients. Clearly, you know this, too. Homemade buttermilk dressing and corn cut fresh from the cob, and crispy bacon you’ve just fried yourself would make ALL the difference, than mass-produced and preserved pre-fab ingredients that you’d see at a salad bar or in a chain restaurant. The simple things, well done, can be exquisite!
You’re right. Simple as long as it’s fresh is awesome.
THanks Cheri and Happy Sunday to you too.
HI Angela, love this salad, and your presentation is stunning! Happy Sunday to you.
Not just the men love it Angela:D
Haha. Oh I know the women like it, Val. I just know a few men who hate salad and they crack me up about it.