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Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Salad Dressing

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Are you looking to turn dinner on its ear? Need a refreshing meal on a HOT day? This Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Dressing will do the job.

All the ingredients of a classic clubhouse sandwich piled on a big heap of lettuce give you all the flavor combos you love in one big dinner salad.

Bacon Salad Dressing

And Bacon Salad Dressing, need I say more? That seals the deal right there, doesn’t it? And I’m talking real bacon in that dressing no imitation bacon bits. Although I DO strongly recommend using real bacon bits if you need to cut down on the time.

If you don’t want to make bacon salad dressing use any dressing you want! OR try the Jalapeño Ranch dressing from my Jalapeño Popper Salad.

Club Sandwiches

Club Sandwiches are a thing of beauty. Triple layers of toast, bacon, turkey or sliced chicken, ham, cheese, and lettuce, they are a thing of perfection. But I love this new twist on my old favorite too!

Club Sandwich Salad with bacon Dressing

On a recent date night with my husband, we hit up the local hotel for some good old fashioned diner food. I normally go for the club sandwich but after a few beers (!!) and a nice long walk through town and a classic car show we were ready for big burgers instead of our usual. Dinner was fab!

But the next day found me lamenting not enjoying my normal club sandwich. While I did thoroughly enjoyed date night and our matching burger situation I missed my sandwich.

That day I set out to create a refreshing and cool Club Sandwich Salad using all the ingredients for a sandwich but made into a nice big salad. Cool refreshing lettuce, cheese, lunch meat, bread croutons and of course that bacon salad dressing!

To Make this Salad, You will need

  • lettuce OR torn/chopped/greens/micro-greens
  • tomato 
  • sliced ham
  • sliced turkey
  • cheese
  • cooked bacon crumbled
  • white bread, lightly toasted
  • and bacon dressing, recipe follows!


Make the dressing first to give it time to settle, even better make it the day before and chill it well before using. Make necessary changes to suit your tastes and ingredients, I like Club Sandwiches with cheese so I added it to mine, you can too.

The Club Sandwich Salad was a huge hit, there wasn’t anything left when we were done. When I said I needed to make it again to just double-check the dressing, I got exactly zero complaints. Recipe testing, what can you?

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Need More Salad Ideas?

Check these out! I have the perfect grilled salad with this Grilled Romaine with Truffle Dressing. Or my Loaded Potato Salad that makes everyone happy. Or this FABULOUS No-Cook Classic Cobb Salad OR this AMAZING Reuben Sandwich Salad! And finally my super simple yet perfect Cucumber Onion Salad. Any of these on the table makes mealtime memorable.

Reuben Sandwich Salad
The Reuben Sandwich Salad–so GOOD!
Yield: 2 salads

Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Dressing

Club Sandwich Salad with bacon Dressing

Looking to turn dinner on its ear? Need a cool meal on a HOT day? This Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Dressing will do the job.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


Club Salad

  • 8 cups lettuce, OR torn/chopped/greens/micro-greens
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3 ounces sliced ham
  • 3 ounces sliced turkey
  • 2-4 ounces cheese
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 slices white bread, lightly toasted

Bacon Dressing

  • 1 drop liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon, -I cheated and use the pre-cooked bacon for salads-use what you have or like
  • 1/4 cup milk, more or less, add to your thickness preference


  1. to make the salads: divide the lettuce between two dinner plates
  2. top with chopped tomatoes
  3. cut the lunch meat into strips or squares and divide evenly between the salads
  4. add cheese if using
  5. sprinkle crumbled bacon over each salad
  6. cut the toasted bread into squares and lay them on each side of the salad

Bacon Salad Dressing

  1. to make Bacon Dressing: put the milk with the seasonings in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine
  2. then add the mayonnaise and sour cream shake again
  3. add the bacon, shake until completely mixed
  4. chill until ready to use, preferably over night but even 15 minutes will work


Make the dressing first to give it time to settle, even better make it the day before and chill it well before using. Make necessary changes to suit your tastes and ingredients, I like Club Sandwiches with cheese so I added it to mine, you can too.

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13 thoughts on “Club Sandwich Salad with Bacon Salad Dressing”

  1. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for including that bacon dressing recipe. I can't have mayo and always need suggestions on how to make a delicious dressing for all my summer salads.

  2. I am loving all your recipes and this is perfect for the hot Alaska weather we are having right now. My family gets bored of the usual old salads so I think I will be making a few of yours to liven things up a bit. Thank you so much.

  3. Your recipe is confusing. You’ve got everything bunched together. You mention milk for the dressing, but there is no milk mentioned in the ingredients.

    • You’re right it was confusing! Sorry about that. I updated my site and put my recipes in a recipe site.
      Some just didn’t convert right and some lost ingredients. I updated it. While I was looking at it. Thanks for letting me know. Basically, I left out a 1/4 cup of milk in the conversion. If you like a thinner dressing use more milk. Cheers!

    • No I just moved to these recipe cards and the nutrition facts are not currently available with my plan.

  4. Hi, for the garlic granules…is that garlic salt, garlic powder, minced garlic? I’m not sure exactly what you’re talking about. Can’t wait to try this, you’re dressing sounds amazing!! Thanks

  5. This is an awesome way to eat a club sandwich as a salad! For the dressing, I used a garlic and herb seasoning and it turned out to die for! Thanks for the idea!

  6. Hi I made this last night for supper.

    It was really really good. The only thing

    different that I did was buy Kraft Bacon dressing.

    Will be making it again.



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