Layered Salad for a Crowd Recipe
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Layered Salad for a Crowd Recipe

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"This salad is a favorite of my three sons,” writes Lisa Ashley of Leesburg, Georgia. “I took it to a luncheon honoring our school district’s food service manager. She was very complimentary and even asked for the recipe. I like to make the dressing the day before for the flavors to blend together,” she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning blend
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 151 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, dill and seasoning blend.
  2. In a 4-qt. clear glass serving bowl, layer the romaine, carrots, onion and cucumber (do not toss). Pour dressing over the top; sprinkle with peas, cheese and bacon. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Morton Nature's Seasons seasoning blend.
Originally published as Layered Salad for a Crowd in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Everyone just loved this salad to where they ask me to make at family and work functions keeper"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I made this layered salad for Christmas and it was an awesome hit! My family loved it and received a lot of compliments."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"This was a delicious salad. I added corn and had a dish of cherry tomatoes on the side and sprinkled the top with tortilla chips.

I used lowfat sour cream instead of the mayo and added a tsp. of minced garlic."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I needed a big salad for a large group of ethnically diverse people. I was also concerned about fat content. I used reduced fat mayonnaise, 2% cheese and served the bacon on the side. This was a big hit and one of the first dishes to disappear. Salads are usually not this popular at a pot luck. This is definitely a crowd pleaser!"

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