A layered green salad with green peas, celery, bell peppers, Cheddar cheese and bacon sprinkled over all. For other variations, I have substituted or added some of my own favorite ingredients, such as: carrots, eggs, mushrooms, sprouts and seeded cucumbers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large transparent bowl, layer lettuce, celery, bell peppers, onions, peas, mayonnaise, sugar and cheese. Sprinkle bacon bits evenly over the top of the salad.

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  • Cover bowl, and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

640 calories; protein 17.3g 35% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 59.3g 91% DV; cholesterol 70.4mg 24% DV; sodium 1014.8mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
Tips on spreading the mayonaise...place dollops of mayonaise over the peas and spread with a rubber spatula. This works much better than putting all the mayo in the middle and trying to spread it out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
this was only alright for me. i used a yellow onion and wasn't in love with the flavor... i'll try green onions next time instead. i'll probably make it again because it is easy to prepare and does hold up well in the fridge--but i didn't notice any significant difference in flavor after the 24 hours. Read More
(11)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
Tips on spreading the mayonaise...place dollops of mayonaise over the peas and spread with a rubber spatula. This works much better than putting all the mayo in the middle and trying to spread it out. Read More
(104)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
I use this same recipe with one difference. I use a large bag of frozen sweet peas, I put them in the salad frozen. It helps not to crush the peas when spreading the mayo on top of them. I usually make this salad right before going to bed, put it in the fridge overnight and its ready in the morning. Then I usually mix it up before serving. I am always asked for the recipe, and all of my family members insist I make this for every family function. You can also use the frozen peas the same day as the function, It only takes about 4-6 hours for the peas to thaw in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2003
Loved this recipe and so did my husband. However does anyone have any suggestions for spreading the mayo? I had a tough time with that. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
This was really good! I made some tweaks to save time though and used a 13x9x2" dish. (I also had to use more ingredients than called for to fit it well in this type of dish.) I layered 3/4 bag of Romaine lettuce (sliced thinly) in the bottom 1 1/2 cup celery 1 chopped bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped green onions (instead of regular ones) 1 1/2 cup peas and 3/4 cup light Ranch dressing. I topped it all with 1/2 cup shredded fresh parmesan cheese instead of cheddar and left off the bacon bits. Letting it sit 24 hours is key! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
My mom used to make this salad when I was a kid Thanks for bringing back such good memories. My children also love this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I came looking for this recipe tonight. I used to make it all the time but I lost my copy. It's easy it's great and it's great for potluck dinners and special occasions. Thanks for submitting it so I could make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2003
Very good and I didn't even leave it 24hrs so I had to mix it up a bit. I added mushrooms. I will make this again!!! And I think this will be my Christmas salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This was yummy! I made it as the recipe stated but later found these things helpful Layer all the ingredients putting the peas LAST. Mix Mayo and sugar ADDING 1-2Tbsp of vinegar to it (Honest it tastes awesome and makes it wetter to spead easier). Spread mayo sugar and vinegar mixture on top of peas then sprinkle on cheese and bacon (I used 1/2 a package of real bacon). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2004
I've seen a similar recipe called "Seven Layer Salad" but it s red onions instead of white or yellow frozen corn is added and parmesan cheese instead of cheddar cheese. Both salads are great and wonderful for spring and summer parties. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
this was only alright for me. i used a yellow onion and wasn't in love with the flavor... i'll try green onions next time instead. i'll probably make it again because it is easy to prepare and does hold up well in the fridge--but i didn't notice any significant difference in flavor after the 24 hours. Read More
(11)