Icebox Salad

This make-ahead, layered salad is both pretty and delicious. It's the hearty salad that everyone grew up eating, but in a party-size form!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed and drained
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (3-ounce) container real bacon bits

What To Do:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic powder; mix well.
     
  2. In a large glass bowl, layer half the lettuce, bell pepper, onion, peas, celery, mayonnaise mixture, and cheese. Repeat layers once more then top with bacon bits.
     
  3. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving. Toss just before serving.

Note: Using a trifle dish or large glass bowl with straight sides allows you to see all the colorful layers of this salad

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