Layered Summertime Salad

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10
Layered Summertime Salad

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

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

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

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
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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