Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a hearty recipe from my mother-in-law! Make sure you drain and dry everything well. These are heavy ingredients and you want to keep it as light as possible so it will hang together.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups dry spinach leaves, torn
  • 1 -2 cup of shredded lettuce or 1 -2 cup the crispy part romaine lettuce
  • 5 crisp bacon, slices broken into pieces
  • 10 ounces , washed drained, and dry small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 34 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) canof mandarian oranges (well drained)
  • sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle poppy seed dressing


  1. Toss together spinach, lettuce, bacon, cottage cheese, onion, swiss cheese, oranges, and mushrooms.
  2. Toss with dressing. Add as little or as much dressing as to taste.
Most Helpful

I made this for dinner last night. It was a huge hit! All my guests asked for the recipe! I left out the red onion, but it was still wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

carolinalkb November 25, 2009