Salads | October 26, 2013

Zesty Lemon Swiss Cheese Tomato Salad

Lemon Swiss Cheese Salad in bowl

I’m kind of a salad freak!  It seriosuly is something I eat on a daily basis.  My mom and I growing up would make salads for lunch every day and come up with new recipes often.  This paticular one was always one of my favorites.  It’s so simple, but can be a part of a fancy 5 course meal as well.  The dressing is a lemon zest which gives the swiss cheese and toasted almonds a great flavor.

Lemon Swiss Cheese Salad in white bowl

I love making my own dressings.  I like to know exactly what I’m putting into my body and usually always have these particular ingredients on hand. Try this recipe for your next Sunday family dinner get together, it may become one of your favorites as well:)

Lemon Swiss Cheese Salad in bowl

 This is my mom.  Isn’t she beautiful?!


woman holding bowl with salad

Lemon Swiss Cheese Salad with flowers on the table

5 from 1 vote
Zesty Lemon Swiss Cheese Tomato Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

 It's so simple, but can be a part of a fancy 5 course meal as well. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon, salad, swiss cheese
Calories: 2410 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • salad
  • 1 bag romaine lettuce
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bag slivered toasted almonds
  • 8 square slices of swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas

  • dressing
  • 1-2 lemons for lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2/3 cup Canola oil
  1. Wash lettuce
  2. Halve cherry tomatoes
  3. Slice swiss cheese into 1 inch X 1/4 inch slices
  4. Set almonds aside. (If toasting, toast at 300 degrees for 15 minutes)
  5. Add above ingredients together.
  6. Add frozen peas
  7. In a blender add all dressing ingredients except canola oil (MUST BE CANOLA OIL)
  8. Add canola oil.
  9. Pour dressing onto salad
  10. Top salad off with fresh parmesan cheese
Nutrition Facts
Zesty Lemon Swiss Cheese Tomato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 2410 Calories from Fat 1917
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 213g 328%
Saturated Fat 51g 255%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 3982mg 166%
Potassium 1735mg 50%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 24g
Protein 73g 146%
Vitamin A 148.9%
Vitamin C 258.8%
Calcium 191.2%
Iron 36.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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