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Layered Salad for a Crowd Recipe

Layered Salad for a Crowd Recipe

This salad is a favorite of my three sons. I took it to a luncheon honoring our school district’s food service manager, and she asked for the recipe. I like to make the dressing the day before so the flavors blend together. —Linda Ashley, Leesburg, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Morton Nature's Seasons seasoning blend.

Nutritional Facts

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

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deearoberts User ID: 1960801 252961
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2016

"What is the seasoning blend?"

KookieB User ID: 8859340 252941
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"10 stars. I made it for a community picnic so I had to up the amounts by quite a lot. Big hit all around and no leftovers. Delish!"

lincop56 User ID: 4542356 240888
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

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

cwanless User ID: 4759207 156187
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."

[email protected] User ID: 3019418 163165
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."

jeanwigger User ID: 5539561 69970
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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