Tasty Tuesday: Stress-Free Layered Salad

7 Aug

I’ve hooked up with some amazing romance writers this summer so I can share a few fun recipes. Stop by here on Tuesdays to load up on ideas for tasty treats.

“What can I bring?” you ask your friend who has just invited you to their backyard BBQ.

“Bring a salad.”

You dread hearing those words, because you hate making salads. You can’t just throw something together from your pantry at the last minute. You have to go to the store for fresh ingredients. Then there’s the chopping, slicing and dicing. Not to mention the dressing. From the bottle? Homemade? And you can’t add dressing ahead of time. You have to make yourself available during the BBQ at just the right moment to dress the salad, toss the salad … ARGH! So much pressure! You begin to resent your stupid friend for asking you to bring a salad.  You wished she’d asked for a bag of chips or hamburger buns. How could she do this to you?

If this stressful scenario sounds familiar, fret not — your worries are over! This salad recipe can be made ahead of time, dressing and all, allowing you to relax and enjoy the party!

Stress-Free Layered Salad

1 head lettuce (iceberg), torn into bite-size pieces

½ cup chopped red onion

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 small green pepper, chopped

1 small package frozen peas

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp sugar

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

½ cup bacon bits

In large bowl — preferably glass or clear plastic — layer lettuce and onion. Spoon ½ cup mayonnaise evenly over top. Layer celery, green pepper and frozen peas; spread with remaining mayonnaise. Sprinkle sugar, cheese, and bacon on top. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours.

Serves 10 to 12.

You’re invited to stop by the following blogs for more delicious recipes:

Chocolate Cherry Dream Pie by PG Forte

Devilishly Decadent Dip by Moira Keith

Decadent Angel by Sloan McBride

Aunt Noony’s After Glow by A. Catherine Noon

Sexy Sassy Saucy by Selena Robins

18 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday: Stress-Free Layered Salad”

  1. Selena Robins Musings August 7, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    This looks good, Nancy,

    By the way, can you bring a salad next time you come over? LOL

    • nancyelizabethlauzon August 7, 2012 at 11:18 am #

      LOL – I’m much better with the salad making now that I’ve turned over a new leaf with this diet, since I eat a lot of them =)

  2. moirakeith August 7, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Wow, that sounds like a recipe I will have to try. Of course I’m never asked to make salad. Always cupcakes.

    • reneewildes1 August 7, 2012 at 9:08 am #

      HA! At least you got to bring FOOD! The first time I got asked to the in-laws’ for a family gathering, I got asked to bring soda. Another time it was paper plates & plastic silverware. I swear that woman though I couldn’t cook!

    • nancyelizabethlauzon August 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      Moira: you must make fabulous cupcakes =)

  3. PG Forte August 7, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    Note to self: buy clear salad bowl. STAT. That’s so pretty. What a great idea!

  4. Denise A. Agnew August 7, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    I’m always looking for good salad recipes, so thanks for this one. 🙂

  5. Sloan McBride August 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Not a big salad person, but I might be able to talk myself into this one…LOL

  6. A. Catherine Noon August 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Thank you for this! I feel that exact same panic when someone tells me to bring something to a potluck. You’re awesome!

    • nancyelizabethlauzon August 8, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      I know, it’s funny what sets us off … I can write a 300 page novel, but don’t ask me to bring a salad LOL!

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  2. Sexy, Sassy, Saucy . . . « Selena Robins Musings - August 7, 2012

    […] Stress-Free Layered Salad by Nancy Lauzon […]

  3. Tasty Tuesday #2 « Reneewildes1's Weblog - August 7, 2012

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