White bowl containing romaine lettuce topped with Havarti cheese and dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and salad tongs on table.
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Romaine Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

Easy and delicious, this amazingly flavorful salad is made with a creamy Havarti cheese and crisp bacon and tossed in a rich vinaigrette dressing. It's got the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and crunchy goodness. You’ll love every bite of it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


Salad Ingredients

  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 wedge Havarti cheese, crumbled
  • 1 package bacon, pork or turkey
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Homemade Salad Dressing Ingredients


Homemade Salad Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients for the salad dressing and put in a container that has a tight lid. Shake dressing well and chill in the refrigerator.

Romaine Salad

  • Chop the romaine lettuce and place in a large boil.
  • Cook the bacon per package directions until crispy.
  • Combine all remaining salad ingredients in the large bowl with the lettuce.
  • When the salad dressing has chilled, toss the salad with dressing immediately before serving.


  • Store any leftover salad dressing in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Serving: 8people | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 2019mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 13630IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.9mg