Favorite Layered Salad Recipe
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Favorite Layered Salad Recipe

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This salad offers the best that summer produce has to offer, and it looks so beautiful layered in a glass bowl. It's almost too pretty to dig into…almost! And it's perfect for potlucks. —Jodi Anderson, Overbrook, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip Light
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 131 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl or glass bowl, combine romaine and spinach. Layer with mushrooms, tomatoes, carrot, onion, pepper, cucumber and peas. Combine Miracle Whip and sugar; spread over peas. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Chill until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Layered Salad in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p35

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"I made this yesterday, and had it for brunch today, as well as last evening for our side! I put in cilantro and celery, and even "halved" the salad!! It was perfect & I was able to adjust to what I have and still was perfect!!! thanks for sharing!!! Share B. ;o)

I forgot that I put a wee bit of our bleu cheese drsg. to the mayo mix. ;o) yumereeee!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"Delicious. So fresh with all of the vegetables. The only thing I changed was the dressing. I used lite mayo, a little bit of ranch dressing and 1 teaspoon of sugar."

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