24-hour Layered Veggie Salad

24-hour Layered Salad
Get togethers with family and friends are the best. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of times when our family would picnic with other families from our church. Picnics are where new friendships are made and old friendships are strengthened. The guys played softball or volleyball, the kids ran around, the ladies chatted, and there was food. Oh my, was there food! Some of the best food ever.
Like this 24-hour Layered Veggie Salad. Layers of fresh veggie goodness topped with a lemony dill dressing. It can be made a day ahead of time, so it’s ready to pack-and-go the morning of your picnic.

Yields 6-8

24-hour Layered Veggie Salad

Layers of fresh veggie goodness topped with a lemony dill dressing. It can be made a day ahead of time, so it's ready to pack-and-go the morning of your picnic or backyard BBQ

2 hr, 20 Prep Time

2 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 4 Cups torn iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 1 C frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 C shredded carrots
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 6 strips crisp-cooked bacon, drained and crumbled
  • 3/4 C shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions
  • 3/4 C mayo
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh or 1/2 tsp dried dill


  1. In a 2 or 2 1/2 quart bowl, layer lettuce, peas, carrots, sliced eggs, bacon, 1/2 C of the shredded cheese and 3/4 of the green onions
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice and dill. Spread over top of salad, sprinkle with remaining cheese and green onion.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for minimum of 2 hours or up to 24 hours
  4. Toss to coat veggies just before serving
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Side

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  1. says

    This salad looks great. I will have to give this a try.

  2. says

    YUM!! This is a salad I would love at a picnic!! I love how it can be made a day ahead of time. 🙂

  3. says

    I have never tried to make a layered salad before, so I might try this for the next get together. It looks awesome.

  4. says

    I love layered salads! They are so pretty and yours looks delicious. I also need a trifle bowl stat…can you even believe that I don’t own one!?

  5. says

    This is fabulous, I just love a good layered salad. This is just wonderful.

  6. says

    I love love love this salad! All the veggies and yummy dressing .. I’m a huge fan of dill! My grandfather use to make one similar to this when I was growing up, he always added pickled beets… strange as it may sound I loved picking out the beets and eating them first. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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