Make Ahead Salad
Looking for a salad that you can make hours if not the day before and it still be just a fresh and wonderful? Try our Make Ahead Salad. The trick to keeping it fresh is the frozen peas.
1 Head or Bag of lettuce (shredded)
1 Red Onion – diced
1 Bunch Celery – diced
1 Cup Mayo
4-5 Tablespoons Sugar or Splenda
1 Bag Frozen Peas
1 Pound Bacon – cooked and crumbled
1 Bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese (2 cups)
Layer shredded lettuce in bottom of serving dish
Top with a layer of red onions, then celery
Combine Mayo and sugar together and spread over the celery making sure to cover from edge to edge (seal top)
Spread a layer of frozen peas
Crumble bacon as next layer
Top with shredded cheese
When ready to serve, just scoop out as needed. Do not mix it together.
Are you a pasta lover? Check out our Pasta BLT Salad.
Melinda Berlin says
This looks like a great recipe to try & browsing through your other recipes, I have bookmarked your page for some other great ideas. Thank you.
Lynne B says
This is one of my favorite salads! I had never heard of it until a few years ago when my sister made it.
vickie couturier says
that looks so good,i would probably replace something else for the green peas,but it looks really good
Jeanna Massman says
Make ahead salads are great when you are planning a meal with lots of dishes.
Sally Wilsey says
With the heat we have been having here this is a great recipe. Thank you!
Robin Abrams says
I have been looking for a good dish to take to our family reunion. This dish looks perfect. Thank you for sharing
Jeanne Coulombe says
This looks so yummy I’m going to make it for our next cookout
Carolyn Massey says
went to a family reunion and someone made this. Was so good I have to have the recipe.
Geri sandoval says
Like the ideas of the peas and bacon, yummy
belinda bell says
I love salads. And this one sounds so yummy.
Linda Manns Linneman says
This is a great salad. So easy and it tastes so good. I love being able to make this ahead of time. Thank you again for sharing
Yum! I love make ahead recipes, thanks!
José Capa says
This is an interesting recipe so I will try it at my home. Thank you
Linda Manns says
This sounds so good. I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing
Went to a BBQ yesterday that would have been perfect for this. I will have to keep this on file for the next one, it sounds wonderful.
This salad posting sounded so good, When I shopped this morning I picked up all the fixings to make salad tonight. The cashier looked at me kind of funny. Usually on my weekly trip I get frozen dinners and junk food.
Well, I made this ahead and it was a HIT!
Sandra Watts says
What a great dish. It looks so good.
laura rubenstein says
This looks amazing! I am gonna try this recipe for sure
Jerry Marquardt says
The ingredients here are astounding, and I can barely wait to make it. Thanks for this great summer classic.
carissa joslyn says
This looks sooooo good! but is it wrong that I really want to dip chips into that as well! lol!
Sherry Keef says
We eat salads almost every day and love our salads. Thank you for sharing.
This is a good idea. I like to grab a quick salad for dinner but don’t want to take the time to make one just for myself.
I think I’m addicted to this salad. It was such a hit with the family that I’m making it again this week.
Sherryl Wilson says
That’s awesome! We love it too. This is the one salad that all our family enjoys.
Michelle StPierre says
I am going to make this, this weekend for a get together!! You have a great blog!! Glad I found it.
I made this for our family bbq and it was indeed a big hit!
Sherry Keef says
This looks so good. The more cheese the better for me.
Dana Matthews says
Looking great! Have a gathering coming up…this will be perfect!
Alesha ol says
This looks so delicious and I have been on a salad kick lately!!
Kelly Nicholson says
thats a lot of cheese and bacon..im down for some..thanks
This looks so good! I’ve been looking for good summer salad recipes. Thank you
I never thought to try it that way. Aren’t the peas uncooked? I’m not much of a cook, obviously, if I’m wondering if frozen peas are cooked or raw.
Tana Rowcliff says
I think the salad just needs a little more cheese…Lol
Just reading the ingredients are making me drool for this. Love that you can prep ahead and have meals for lunch the next day.
Loving all the ingredients in this make ahead salad. YUM! Very simple to make and delicious!
nicole krutz says