Easy Layered Salad Recipe

This colorful Layered Salad Recipe with a creamy citrus dill dressing is such a nice addition to any holiday or picnic menu. Easily prepare a day ahead for simple entertaining.

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There are so many reasons that I like this salad. Other than the fabulous crunch and taste of this layered salad, and the fact that it is packed with some good nutritious food, I like that it can be made ahead of time and easily packed along for a potluck or picnic, or a potluck picnic. And yes, it’s colorful! It’s such a pretty salad to layer in a clear trifle bowl or dish.

Of course it’s not just for potlucks or picnic. I like to make it for Randy and I to enjoy for a few meals during the week. Enjoy it alone or serve this layered salad with some grilled chicken or fish for a perfectly satisfying meal. We also like to add boiled eggs. I so enjoy boiled eggs on a salad. That’s some good eats, for sure!

This salad was layered in a rainbow pattern for fun photos, but it can be layered however you like. And if you’d like, add in boiled eggs and/or crispy crumbled bacon too for even more deliciousness!

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Easy Layered Salad Recipe

Layered Salad

Layered Salad

Yield: 8-10
This simple layered salad with a tasty dressing is perfect for potlucks and picnics.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 cups chopped purple cabbage
  • 6 cups chopped lettuce (romaine, baby spinach or combo)
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups canned or frozen baby peas, drained (if using frozen, thaw and drain well)
  • ½ cup sliced green onion
  • 1 cup chopped yellow pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes*
  • optional additions- crisp crumbled bacon, chopped or sliced boiled eggs

Instructions

  1. To make dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper and dill until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large glass bowl or trifle dish layer remaining ingredients.
  3. Spread dressing over top of salad.** Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

*Cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half or quartered may be used as well.

**If making more than 12 hours ahead of time, wait to spread dressing over top of salad.

Easy Colorful Layered Salad Recipe | shewearsmanyhats.com

Easy Colorful Layered Salad Recipe | shewearsmanyhats.com