Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

After much trial and error, I came up with this recipe for an easy side salad. When company's coming I don't want to be in the kitchen chopping vegetables, so I make this the day before. The idea for salting the lettuce is from a Cook's Country magazine article, and surprisingly it doesn't make the salad watery!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large glass salad bowl, layer 1/2 chopped Lettuce, sprinkled with 1/2 teaspoons Salt. Then layer next 6 ingredients in any order you like. Top with other 1/2 chopped Lettuce sprinkled with 1/2 tsp.Salt.
  2. In separate bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and spread evenly over top layer.
  3. Sprinkle Cheese and Bacon over all. Refrigerate (8 to 24 hours).
  4. Toss just before serving.