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Shredded Lettuce Salad with French Dressing

Sara Garska
Crispy lettuce and creamy homemade French dressing make this shredded lettuce salad the most crave-able salad you'll ever taste!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4 people
Calories 1344 kcal


  • Blender
  • Cutting board/knife


Salad Ingredients

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup French Dressing (recipe below)
  • 1/4 pound blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 pound bacon cooked and crumbled

French Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup Light Olive oil divided
  • 3/4 cup liquid egg substitute whole eggs not whites
  • 1/4 cup cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


Dressing Instructions

  • Combine egg substitute, sugar, and process several seconds in a blender until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add salt, paprika, and 1 cup of the oil.
  • Process until well mixed.
  • Add ketchup and vinegar.
  • With blender running on low, add remaining ¾ cup of oil in a steady stream until well blended and oil is combined.

Salad Instructions

  • Cut iceberg lettuce into quarters, removing the core. Cut each quarter into thin slices.
  • Divide shredded iceberg lettuce onto four plates or bowls. Top with the French dressing. Crumble blue cheese on top.
    shredded iceberg lettuce on plate
  • Top generously with French dressing and bleu cheese crumbles. Add crumbled bacon and halved cherry tomatoes, if desired.


The recipe called for liquid egg substitute. Use the whole egg kind, not just whites. Make note of the expiration date on the carton. With proper refrigeration, you can keep this dressing for a week or two.
Iceberg lettuce is the traditional choice for this salad. I prefer buying a head of lettuce and slicing it myself. You can use bagged iceberg lettuce that is already shredded if you prefer, but the taste of lettuce you’ve cut up yourself is much better.
There are many types of blue cheese available. Pick something already crumbled or choose a sturdy wedge that you can crumble yourself.
You will probably have dressing leftover. Use it by expiration or throw away.


Calories: 1344kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 13gFat: 131gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 84gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 1253mgPotassium: 646mgFiber: 2gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 1524IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 224mgIron: 3mg
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