During the holidays there are potlucks, carry-ins and all kind of get-togethers that require you to bring a dish. This salad, with a few easy ingredients, is a perfect do-ahead dish for such occasions. It is so easy and tasty that it was picked as a finalist in a recent holiday recipe contest. Layer the ingredients in a large clear bowl the night before and it's ready for travel and serving the next day.
Seven Layer Salad
Mary Weber - Francisco, IN
1 2.5 oz. pkg. of real bacon bits
1 head iceberg or romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 10 oz. pkg. of frozen green peas, thawed
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
2 T. white sugar
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large clear bowl, place the lettuce and top with a layer of onion, peas, cheddar cheese, cauliflower and bacon.
Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle over salad.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Before serving toss salad to coat.