Refrigerator Layered Salad


Refrigerator Layered Salad

Refrigerator Layered Salad
20 Min
2 Hr

Refrigerated Layered Salad is a super make-ahead salad that holds up well and looks as good as it tastes. With a rainbow of colorful layers and taste bud-pleasing textures, this salad recipe is perfect for entertaining.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 10 radishes, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

What to Do

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, and curry powder; mix well and set aside.
  2. In a large glass serving bowl, layer the lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, radishes, cheese, and bacon bits.
  3. Spread curry dressing over top; cover and chill overnight, or at least 2 hours, before serving. Toss and serve.


The nice thing about this salad is that it can be made a day ahead of time so there's no last-minute chopping and preparation. Of course, if you want to make it just before serving, you can do that, too. It's just as good that way!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 366
  • Calories from Fat 257
  • Total Fat 29g 44 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.2g 36 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 12g 24 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 48mg 16 %
  • Sodium 604mg 25 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 16g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11 %
  • Sugars 7.7g 0 %

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Can I substitute another spice for the curry. I can't eat curry.

Hello! - You can substitute garlic powder for the curry powder in the same amounts. - Enjoy!

What about nuts sprinkled on top just before it's on the table? It is good that way too.

I put a light sprinkling of sunflower seeds on top of mine, mmm good!

I wish there was nutri. info. listed with this and all recipes, such as carb. count,etc. It does sound very good though!! Hopefully Mr. Food will add nutri. info. soon.

A layered salad is my new favorite way to make salad...but I use a variety of ingredients:romaine lettuce, chopped, grated carrots, chopped tomatoes, sliced or whole olives, spinach, grated cheese, chopped broccoli, frozen peas that defrost in the salad (;)), mushrooms, you can use anything and it makes a beautiful presentation, especially in a clear glass bowl! I serve the dressing on the side so guests can choose...

wish there was a picture


Sounds great, I will try this soon

Mr. Food, you have so many good recipes. Is there a chance you'll have recipes on cards? They are so much easier to file away (and to find later). Hope this can be done. Thanks for the good recipes.


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