Layered Summertime Salad

Layered Summertime Salad

Come and get it! Luscious layers of meat and veggies that can be made ahead and will feed a crowd.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10 to 12

servings

2
cups uncooked gemelli (twist) pasta (8 ounces)
8
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
4
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
4
cups bite-size pieces salad greens
1
cup snow (Chinese) pea pods, cut in half
1
cup sliced cauliflower florets
1
cup broccoli florets
1
large red bell pepper, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. In medium bowl, mix pasta, onions and half of the bacon. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, cheese, lemon juice, sugar and garlic powder.
  3. In 3 1/2-quart salad bowl, layer salad greens, pasta mixture, pea pods, cauliflower, broccoli and bell pepper. Pour mayonnaise mixture evenly over top.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with remaining bacon just before serving.
Makes 10 to 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead Tip
Make this salad a few hours early or the night before.
Time Saver
Use the deli or supermarket salad bar to make quick work of the vegetables. You can pick up all of them in one stop.
Health Twist
For a leaner summer salad, use reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise and turkey bacon.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.