Sarasota's Ham and Swiss Cheese Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

This is sort of a "NO-measurements" salad. Ham, cheese, olives, onion and lettuce. I like more olives where others may like more cheese or ham. This just reminds me of a ham and cheese sandwich I had back in MI many years ago. Thick slices, crisp lettuce and a creamy mustard sauce, Sarasota's Favorite Creamy Mustard Salad Dressing.

Top Review by Michelle S.

EXCELLENT salad!!! I made this following directions using both romaine and iceberg lettuces. I coarsley chopped my olives and used recipe #413903 as the dressing. My husband went wild for this salad. I will be naking this quite frequently I can see by his reaction to it! :).... thanks for sharing a great salad with us all.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups lettuce (I use a mix of romaine hearts and iceberg lettuce)
  • 1 slice baked ham (1/4-inch thick and cut in thin julienne strips)
  • 1 -2 slice swiss cheese (1/4-inch thick and cut in thin julienne strips)
  • 1 cup green olives with pimiento (more or less according to taste)
  • 1 12 cups durkee fried onions (more or less according to taste, Now if you can't find them, 1 medium onion thin sliced will work ju)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Salad -- Just rough chop the lettuce, add the ham, swiss cheese, whole olives and Durkee onions (more or less depending on what you like. I save some for the top as well as a garnish. Now if you can't find the Durkee fried onions, just use a regular white onion. I just like the crunch the Durkee onions gives the salad. I like to lightly season with salt and pepper and then drizzle your favorite dressing over the top and toss well. I like to serve it with Recipe #413903. The creamy mustard dressing goes perfect with this. You can also use a ranch dressing or your favorite vinaigrette.
  2. It is a simple classic recipe, but I absolutely love it. And feel free to add more or less ingredients as needed. ENJOY!

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