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Plate of layered green salad.

Overnight Layered Green Salad Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 Hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Let's take that traditional 7 layer salad and add a few more layers!  This quick, overnight  salad can be made ahead for a crowd or just for two.  Topped with a tangy sweet mayo and sugar dressing, this easy salad is best to take to those summer picnics!


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  • 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise (use whatever kind you want (reduced fat, olive oil, etc.))
  • 2 Tbs Sugar


  • 3 cups Shredded Iceberg Lettuce
  • 3 cups Shredded Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Matchstick Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Green Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Sliced Radishes
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Red Onion


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the mayo and sugar.  Set aside.
  2. Layer the salad ingredients in a 9x13 pan starting with the lettuces and followed by the carrots, celery, green peppers, cucumbers, radishes and peas.
  3. Spread the dressing over the top of these layers.
  4. Top with the cheddar cheese and red onions.  
  5. Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight before serving.


  • You can add 2 Tbs. of Apple Cider Vinegar to the dressing if you wish.
  • You may substitute sour cream for 1/2 the mayo for a creamier dressing.
  • You may substitute miracle whip for the mayo for a much sweeter dressing.
  • Don't make more than 24 hours ahead and keep covered tightly in the fridge.
  • This salad will become soggy after 24 hours.

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