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Friday, August 2, 2013

Trifle Bowl Potluck Salad

We really love these layered salads. I used to make the familiar one--with all those peas--for special company meals. This one is featured in the Diner News this month. It really is delish. Not bad as leftovers either. John has told me over and over how much he likes it! Hope you might too. You definitely don't need the peas. I left out the cauliflower this time. It was just too pricey this week. Just as good. I am a fan of the crunchy celery the most. And of course, you don't need a trifle bowl, any clear bowl will do. But somehow putting in the trifle bowl elevates this salad to something special.

Trifle Bowl Potluck Salad

1/2 pound bacon cooked, cooled, and crumbled
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 of a small head of red cabbage
1/2 head cauliflower
2 cups carrots
2 cups diced celery
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
For the dressing:
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
½ cup powdered erythritol, or any equivalent sweetener
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Fry or bake the bacon. Set it aside to cool. Chop the lettuce and place it in the base of the
Trifle bowl. Finely chop the red cabbage and lay it over the lettuce. Chop the cauliflower.
Place it over the cabbage. Cut the carrots into coin shapes. Place them over the cauliflower.
Dice the celery and layer it over the cauliflower. Layer the tomatoes over the celery.
Top the vegetables with the cheese shreds.

To make the dressing, combine the mayonnaise with the sweetener. Stir in vinegar, onion powder, salt and pepper. Spoon the dressing over the salad, spreading it to seal the edges.  Crumble the bacon and sprinkle over the top of the salad.

Serves 12 at  268 calories    7 g net carbs    22 g fat

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This makes a sweet dressing, Feel free to reduce the amount of sweetener depending on your preferences. You can certainly change out the veggies too. Just don't leave out the bacon. That makes all the difference!

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

That looks delicious! I am eating low carb and always looking for great ideas.