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Family Favorite Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing and Croutons

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 50 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ranch Dressing:



  1. In a chilled salad bowl, add the greens and lightly coat the inside of the bowl with Ranch Dressing. Add the Croutons and toss lightly. Garnish with the tomatoes, avocado and bacon, serve immediately.

Ranch Dressing:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients and blend well with fork or stick blender. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the bread, until well combined. Adjust the seasoning, if needed. Add in the bread and mix well with your hands, tossing to coat all sides of cubes. Pour out onto a baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning after 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Store in an airtight container.
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