Layered Salad

This salad is perfect for a family barbecue!


This has become my go to salad for picnics, potlucks, barbecues, and even some holidays. It is a colorful salad full of some of our favorite veggies-lettuce, peas, tomatoes, and onions. It seems that when I don’t know what side to make I always end up making a salad. ( My husband and I love salads and they can be deconstructed for little ones if needed ). This layered salad is topped of with bacon and cheese and a delicious homemade dressing that can be tossed together right before serving. You can even turn this into a main dish for a speedy weeknight meal with some leftover diced chicken or ham. You can even add some more layers of veggies if there is one that you want in your salad. I know that this layered salad has been around for a while and is not something new, but it may be a forgotten recipe. This salad truly is delicious!


This “make and take salad might” just become the recipe you turn to when you get together with family and friends. You can let it sit in the fridge while you hang out with your family!


Layered Salad


2 heads of romaine lettuce, shredded

4 cups of chopped tomatoes

2 cups of finely diced red onion

1 16 ounce frozen bag of peas, thawed

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded

6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled



  1. Layer the lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and peas in a large glass bowl,
  2. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar salt, and dill in a small bowl, Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly on top of the peas.
  3. Finish the layers with cheddar and bacon.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at leas 1 hour. toss before serving.


Recipe Source : adapted from a recipe from my childhood


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