I usually make this bacon, lettuce, onion, pea, cheese and cauliflower layered salad in a large flat bowl. There’s never too much because everybody loves it! You can vary the salad by substituting green onions for red, jack cheese for the Cheddar, etc.
This gorgeous and colorful 7-layer taco salad recipe is made healthier by using ground turkey in place of beef, adding Greek yogurt and bumping up the amount of vegetables. Serve this salad in a clear glass bowl and you’ll have an eye-catching party-worthy dinner or potluck side in just 30 minutes.
1 pound bacon
(1) large head iceberg lettuce (totally rinsed, dried, and chopped)
(1) red onion, chopped
(1) (10 oz) package frozen green peas, thawed
(10 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped cauliflower
(1 ¼) cups mayonnaise
2 tbsp white sugar
⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Add bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside
Place the chopped lettuce in a large flat bowl, layer with onion, peas, shredded cheese, cauliflower, and bacon on top.
Prepare your dressing by whisking the mayonnaise, sugar, and Parmesan cheese together. Drizzle over salad, refrigerate until chilled.
Unfortunately, freezing a layered salad (or any salad recipe) is not a good idea. Frozen vegetables are mushy, and after you thaw it, the mayonnaise split and separate.
The perfect time to make overnight layered salad is the night before or at most four hours. Any sooner and the dressing will make the salad a little soggy. Make sure to carefully arrange it, scoop the dressing over the rim, cover it with plastic wrap or in a jar with a tightly sealed lid, and keep it cold until ready to serve.