Classic House Salad Recipe

A classic house salad featuring crisp lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, cheese, and cucumbers.

Everyone loves a House Salad from their favorite restaurant. It’s the perfect starter to any meal and loaded with tons of flavor thanks to all those crisp vegetables and croutons. If you’re lucky, you might even get an extra sprinkle of Cheddar cheese and a crumble of bacon.

Classic House Salad Recipe
Making a classic, American House Salad at home is easier than you think, and after you know what goes in a House Salad, all that’s left is to toss it all together and serve. Today we’re going to cover the ingredients that go in a House Salad, plus everything you need to know to make it as good as your favorite restaurant’s!

  • 4 c Mixed Romaine and Green Leaf Lettuce washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 11/2 c Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 c Cucumber sliced at a 1/4” bias
  • 1 c Croutons separated
  • 3/4 c Red Onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 2/3 c Freshly Grated Cheddar Cheese separated
  • 1/2 c Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 c crispy bacon crumbles


In a large serving bowl, toss together lettuce, half of the croutons, about two-thirds of the cheese, tomatoes, cucumber and red onion. Add the dressing of your choice and toss to coat. Top with remaining croutons, cheese, and bacon and serve right away.