You can’t quite see all the layers in this salad, but it’s so pretty and so yummy! It’s very versatile too, so use the recipe below exactly, or add extra veggies as desired! The layered salad pictured above has purple cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, peas, etc. It’s great because you can make it ahead, which makes suppertime preparations less hectic. Or for holidays, like Thanksgiving or Christmas! I loooove this layered salad. šŸ™‚

Make-Ahead Layered Salad

1/2 head lettuce, sliced
2 branches of celery, sliced
1 sweet onion, chopped
1 green pepper, sliced
1/4lb mushrooms, sliced
10oz frozen peas, thawed
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp basil
1 cup cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, well cooked and crumbed into pieces

In a bowl with straight edges, layer the lettuce, green pepper, celery, mushrooms, onions and peas. In another bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sugar, salt, garlic powder, and basil. Mix well, spread on top of peas. Top with cheese and bacon. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4hrs or overnight.