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Swiss Cheese Salad

I entered this recipe that I created myself in a local cooking contest in 1980 - it took first prize! The salad complements any main dish and is also good for picnics or potlucks...just take the lettuce along in a plastic bag or container and toss with the cheese and vegetable mixture when you arrive.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine onions, celery, green pepper and olives. In another bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving, place lettuce in a large salad bowl; add the cheese and dressing with vegetables. Toss lightly.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 237 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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