Healthified Layered Vegetable Salad

Healthified Layered Vegetable Salad

Healthified Layered Vegetable Salad
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens, such as Italian blend
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups frozen sweet peas, cooked, drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 2 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 5 medium green onions, thinly sliced (5 tablespoons)

Directions

  • Place salad greens in large salad bowl. In order given, layer remaining salad ingredients over greens.
  • In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients except cheese until well blended. Spoon dressing over salad; sprinkle with cheese. Toss salad to coat.

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