A dear friend shared her version of 24 hour salad with me. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread the lettuce out on a large serving dish or bowl. Sprinkle the onion, celery, water chestnuts and frozen peas (unthawed) over the lettuce in layers. Spread mayonnaise over the top like a frosting. Sprinkle with sugar and grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  • Before serving, sprinkle crumbled bacon over the top, and garnish with tomato wedges, slices of hard-cooked egg, and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

248.7 calories; 7.5 g protein; 11.3 g carbohydrates; 49.6 mg cholesterol; 385.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
This is the same recipe that my mom and I use for special occasions. We use grated cheddar cheese and for the seasonings that somone missed in the previous review, we mix an envelope of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix with 1 Cup Mayonaisse and 1 Cup Sour Cream. It makes all the difference in flavor. This is really a great salad! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
This is the same recipe that my mom and I use for special occasions. We use grated cheddar cheese and for the seasonings that somone missed in the previous review, we mix an envelope of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix with 1 Cup Mayonaisse and 1 Cup Sour Cream. It makes all the difference in flavor. This is really a great salad! Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
This is the same recipe that my mom and I use for special occasions. We use grated cheddar cheese and for the seasonings that somone missed in the previous review, we mix an envelope of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix with 1 Cup Mayonaisse and 1 Cup Sour Cream. It makes all the difference in flavor. This is really a great salad! Read More
(77)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2005
This salad is great EXCEPT there is no seasoning whatsoever. If it had salt and pepper lemon pepper seasoned salt or something it would REALLY be outstanding. It was good but rather blah. Seemed like something small but important was missing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2004
I made this for a graduation party and it was a BIG hit... I did make a layer of hard boiled eggs instead of just a few on the top. I did not use use the onion just b/c I am not a fan. Great salad and so easy to make. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2004
This salad was yummy. Made two containers from one recipe so that one could stay in the cooler at the cookout. Didn't stay there long everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
I layered vegetables that I had in the refrigerator and used iceberg lettuce with romaine lettuce. I did not use Parmesan cheese but cheddar. I put in ranch dressing mix with the mayo and sour cream on top. This recipe is great to use with what you have on hand and mix it up. I made it in the morning and served a early dinner. I was great the next 2 days without being soggy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2008
This was way better than I expected! I added salt and pepper and a tsp of lemon juice to the mayo before spreading it on. I think this helped to make the sauce a little thinner which I liked better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
This had very good flavors- I did add salt and pepper but otherwise followed the recipe. My only recommendation would be to put it in a low shallow dish so that the dressing spreads out across the salad- I put mine in a taller bowl thinking it would be prettier but was left with plain lettuce at the bottom that went to waste. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
This is very pretty (and easy and economical) individually plated on clear glass plates for a bridal or baby shower. For a more manly version....my husband enjoys taking the salad and rolling in a tortilla for a wrap type sandwich! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2007
I got this recipe from a co-worker a few years ago. Every time I make it for potlucks at work it vanishes. 8) Read More
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