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Layered Summertime Salad

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Layered Summertime Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10
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Come and get it! Luscious layers of meat and veggies that can be made ahead and will feed a crowd.
Updated Oct 21, 2008

Ingredients

  • 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)

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make this salad a few hours early or the night before.
  • tip 2
    Use the deli or supermarket salad bar to make quick work of the vegetables. You can pick up all of them in one stop.
  • tip 3
    For a leaner summer salad, use reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise and turkey bacon.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
0%
Sodium
190mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
34%
34%
Vitamin C
92%
92%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
12%
12%
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.
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