Sarah Salad

Today’s recipe is a family favorite that we have been making for years. Sarah Salad is another yummy recipe that comes from the Lion House. Some of you may have tried the recipe that I have posted before for Lion House Rolls, same place. The thing that is so great about this salad is it can be made ahead of time. You layer the ingredients in a bowl, then when it’s time to serve you give it a toss to coat the whole thing with the dressing. I like to put it in my trifle bowl, but any large bowl will do. Just make sure it gives you extra room to toss the salad before serving.  This is one of the few recipes I buy Miracle Whip for. I am a mayo girl, but love the mayo/miracle whip combo dressing in this salad. I hurried a took a picture of this before we headed over to my in-laws with the salad for Christmas.  Love it, and I’m sure you will too.

Sarah Salad

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 3 strips of bacon (I use 6)
  • 1/2 of a 10 oz pkg. frozen peas
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese (or 2 1/2 oz. cut into strips)
  • 2/3 cups diced green onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)

1. Wash and drain lettuce. Dry thoroughly.
2. Dice and cook bacon until crisp; drain and cool on paper towel.
3. Put frozen peas in a colander. Run hot water over peas to thaw. Drain peas.
4. Tear lettuce into bit sized pieces and place in salad bowl.
5. Sprinkle sugar, salt, and pepper over top of lettuce.
6. Add peas, cheese, onion, mayo, and salad dressing. (If making salad ahead of time layer ingredients in order listed finishing with mayo and salad dressing. I just drop the mayo and salad dressing by spoon fulls over the top of the salad. Then you basically frost the salad with the mayo and salad dressing, like a cake. The cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.) Toss salad when ready to serve.
7. Garnish with bacon. makes 8 servings.

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8 comments on “Sarah Salad

  • Yum, we make this salad for the holidays every year, and it’s always SO GOOD!!!

  • Hello
    Wow that sarah salad looks really very delicious and I like that combination in salad.It is something different combination than our usual salad.Thank you very much for this new salad.

  • I love your site. Your recipes are great and really helpful for a working mom like me. Stephanie

  • This has always been one of my very favorite salads. A couple of years ago my mom substituted sour cream for the Miracle Whip and added some seasoning salt. I like it even better that way. So yummy!

  • Nope, I figure they kind of get mixed together when you frost the salad.

  • Are you mixing the mayo and miracle whip together before you frost the salad?

  • Wow, this is very much like my late mother’s pea salad that has become a family tradition. Hers includes celery and Parmesan cheese. I am sure yours is fantastic!

  • Hi –
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you post. I’ve made so many of them and loved them. I have a request though. A lot of times you mention that you add a recipe to you “tried and true” file. The first time I read that I looked under categories for that file but it wasn’t there. I wish you would make it a category so when I want to use one of your “tried and true” recipes I can go to one place to look for them.
    Is that selfish of me? I just enjoy your recipes and have come to trust your tastes, as they are very similar to mine and my family’s.
    Thank you!

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