White bowl containing romaine lettuce topped with Havarti cheese and dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and salad tongs on table.
Romaine Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins

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!

Course: dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Salad Dressing, Romaine Salad, vinaigrette dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 354 kcal
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
  1. 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
  1. Chop the romaine lettuce and place in a large boil.

  2. Cook the bacon per package directions until crispy.

  3. Combine all remaining salad ingredients in the large bowl with the lettuce.

  4. When the salad dressing has chilled, toss the salad with dressing immediately before serving.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Romaine Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
Amount Per Serving (8 people)
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 2019mg88%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 13630IU273%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.