Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

If you're looking for a good tasting, not all that fancy but fancy enough to serve company or take to a potluck this is the recipe. This recipe must be refrigerated overnight and do not use any other brand of mayonnaise except Hellman's. Skipping these two steps does make a difference. Make sure ingredients are sealed in good with the mayonnaise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shred lettuce, put in a 9x13 inches pan. On top of this sprinkle onions, celery and chestnuts in layers.
  2. Break frozen peas and sprinkle on top.
  3. Spread mayonnaise over top like a frosting to the edge of dish, sealing in ingredients.
  4. Spread on sugar and grated cheese to cover top.
  5. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  6. Before serving top with bacon and decorated with egg slices and tomatoes wedges.
Most Helpful

I have made the salad for years. I add 3 bean salad, marinated artichokes, mushrooms, tiny bits of whatever cheese I have, tiny shrimp and anything else I that is great in a salad. To make it an entre salad I add diced chicken, ham or beef. It is wonderful !

Amahjohnyehk December 13, 2011

Yum! I couldn't wait 24 hours, made in the morning, eaten in the evening. I used radishes instead of water chestnuts(I'm sure the water chestnuts would be even better) and used veggie bacon. Great salad. Thanks!

Sharon123 July 19, 2011