Homemade Make-Ahead Layered Salad Recipe with Peas and Bacon

8 Layer Salad
Grain Free Keto Friendly Low Carb 

Nutrition:  Calories 158 | 1.8g Net Carbs | 3.6g Protein | 13.3g Total Fat

Filled with lettuce, onion, carrots, celery, cheese, bacon and peas, this easy make-ahead layered salad recipe prefect for picnics and potlucks.

Layered Salad Ingredients

For as long as I can remember, I have loved this salad. It’s a family favorite my mom has passed down to me. This layered salad brings back fond memories of barbecues and potlucks. It’s quick and simple to make. Unlike most salads, it’s a great recipe to make ahead of time. Put it in a pretty glass bowl, and you have an impressive side for any occasion. Or, pack it in meal prep containers to bring on a picnic.

Prepare the Ingredients

To make this easy layered you will need: lettuce, red onion, matchstick carrots, celery, frozen peas, shredded cheese, and bacon crumbles. To make this recipe even simpler, buy pre-cut carrots and pre-made bacon crumbles. Then, all you need to do is chop the lettuce, onion, and celery. I used romaine lettuce, but you could use whatever lettuce you like. Then, for the dressing, mix together mayonnaise and your sweetener of choice. As the frozen peas thaw, they will liquify the dressing a bit more. Now you’re ready to start layering.

Time to Layer

With all the ingredients prepped, it’s time to layer the salad. Place all the chopped lettuce in the bottom of the bowl. Evenly sprinkle the chopped onion on top. Next, spread out your carrots. Then, add the chopped celery over the carrots. Make an even layer of the frozen peas all over the salad. Then, use a spatula to spread the dressing all the way to the edge. The peas will peek through, and that’s ok. Finally, top the salad with a layer of shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. That’s it. Cover the salad, and let it sit overnight. The peas will thaw, the dressing will melt down, and all the flavors will meld together.

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Homemade Make-Ahead Layered Salad Recipe with Peas and Bacon

Filled with lettuce, onion, carrots, celery, cheese, bacon and peas, this easy make-ahead layered salad recipe prefect for picnics and potlucks.

Total Time: 12 hrs 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Time: 12 hrs

Ingredients

  • 1 Head of Romain Lettuce, about 6 Cups chopped
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 Cups Matchstick Carrots
  • 1 Cup Chopped Celery
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener (or similar)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked Bacon Pieces

Directions

  1. Cut up the lettuce, onion, celery and carrots (if you didn’t purchase them precut). 
  2. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sweetener.
  3. In a large bowl, layer in this order: lettuce, onion, carrots, celery and peas. Spread the mayonnaise dressing evenly over the top. Finally, layer the cheese and bacon pieces on top. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate the layered salad overnight so the peas can thaw and the dressing can liquify a bit. When serving, be sure to get all the layers.  Enjoy.

Nutrition: 

Yield: 16 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 Cup

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 158,  Total Fat: 13.3g, Saturated Fat: 3.4g,  Cholesterol: 17.4mg, Sodium: 216.9mg, Carbohydrates: 2.7g, Fiber 0.9g, Sugars: 0.9g, Protein 3.6g

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