The Perfect Layered Salad

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The Perfect Layered Salad! With pretty layers of fresh vegetables, bacon and cheddar, I love to bring this to any gathering!

This is the Perfect Layered Salad!  Not only is is gorgeous, it tastes amazing!  This salad has a simple homemade buttermilk ranch dressing which tastes both light and fresh.

Layered salad is easy to make and wonderful to bring to any gathering.  The great thing about this recipe is that it’s extremely versatile!  If you have other veggies you’d like to add or replace, pretty much any veggie works great!  Once in a while I add a can of water chestnuts for some crunch or chopped chicken to make this into a main dish!

While I’ve made this in a lovely trifle dish, it works wonderfully in a 9×13 glass dish as well.


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Overnight Layered Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
A perfect combination of layers dressing with a delicious homemade dill-ranch dressing makes for a gorgeous salad!


  • 4 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 2 cups frozen peas defrosted (uncooked)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes or sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 cup celery
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

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  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Layer romaine, cabbage and peas. Top with 3/4 cup dressing.
  3. Layer tomatoes, lettuce, green onions, carrots & celery. Top with 3/4 cup dressing.
  4. Add cheese & bacon.
  5. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 286, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 324mg, Potassium: 384mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 4275%, Vitamin C: 25.1%, Calcium: 203%, Iron: 1.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword 7 layer salad, layered salad, overnight salad

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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