Layered Lettuce Salad Recipe
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Layered Lettuce Salad Recipe

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This is a great-tasting salad that can be made for most any occasion. It looks so pretty for a buffet or on the dinner table. My family loves it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 medium head lettuce, torn
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed and patted dry
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh dill sprigs, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 335 calories, 30g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a large salad bowl, layer in order the lettuce, parsley, eggs, tomatoes, peas, bacon, cheese and onion. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, basil, salt and pepper. Carefully spread on top of salad. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Garnish with dill sprigs if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Layered Lettuce Salad in Country Extra March 1995, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"All the layers in this salad make it pretty to serve. I really like the taste of the dressing on the top. I also like that all the ingredients can be tasted and enjoyed but none stands out more than the others. When I made it I left out the parsley layer."

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013


Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Turned out fabulous. I received several compliments on this and will definitely will make again."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2008

"I use lettuce, fresh spinach, swiss cheese, peas, hard boiled eggs, bacon, and onion. Alternating layers. Very pretty presentation."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"thank you taste of home, I had googled this and Kraft foods counld not come up with the recipe. Just got to love you Taste of Home."

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