Twenty-Four Hour Salad

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Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier and lose weight?  I didn’t either.  Past experience has taught me not to make resolutions, but instead to make goals.  Which really, if you think about it, are one in the same.

Every year I make the same promise to myself…that I’m going to drop the pounds and come down to the size I was 20 years ago, before the husband and kids came along. Luckily, this Twenty-Four Hour Salad is just the dish I need for my new found goals this month!

Start your year off right by making this Twenty-Four Hour Salad. It's just like a normal salad, except it marinades for 24 hours!
 
This year will be different in terms of my goals.  There will be no resolutions to lose weight and no time-line to do it by.  This year, I am just making a solemn vow to better myself…emotionally and physically…and let that be that.  If I happen to lose 15 pounds while doing it, great.
 

Twenty-Four Hour Salad

If not, there’s always next year.  At least that’s what I’m telling myself 😉  Luckily this Twenty-Four Hour Salad will help with things….I think.  It contains mayonnaise in it, which I hear is a big fat no-no while trying to lose weight.

Oh well is what I will have to say to that.  This is what portion control and lots of water is for….right ladies?  At least it has veggies in it…which is a big fat yes in the weight loss department.  Or so I’ve been told.

Start your year off right by making this Twenty-Four Hour Salad. It's just like a normal salad, except it marinades for 24 hours!

 
We’ve eaten this Twenty-Four Hour Salad three times so far and it’s normally when we have left over vegetables that are on the verge of going bad.  I have no clue why it’s called 24 Hour Salad. Maybe it’s because it has to marinate for 24 hours?? Honestly, it looks like one of those 7 layer salads if you ask me.  Whatever you decide to call it…make sure to include the mayo 😉
 
Start your year off right by making this Twenty-Four Hour Salad. It's just like a normal salad, except it marinades for 24 hours!

 

Start your year off right by making this Twenty-Four Hour Salad. It's just like a normal salad, except it marinades for 24 hours!

Twenty-Four Hour Salad

Start your year off right by making this Twenty-Four Hour Salad. It's just like a normal salad, except it marinades for 24 hours!Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 12 people
Calories Per Serving: 262

Ingredients

  • 6 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or casserole dish, layer lettuce, celery, bell pepper, onions, peas, olives, mayonnaise, sugar, and cheese. Sprinkle bacon bits over the salad.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Libby's Notes

The sky is the limit with this recipe. Add in your favorite salad fixings….hard boiled eggs, mushrooms, shredded carrots, and even tomatoes.
Recipe Source: From Allrecipes.com

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal
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5 Comments

  1. Hi, Libby, and happy Friday! I was wondering recently how your exercise routine was going. I am in the same boat as your post today. Every year….I try. But I love cooking and my family loves to eat yummy stuff. It's so HARD! I think you have the right idea with simply trying to do better. I'm going to aim for that too!

    1. Hi Rebecca! I have fallen off the exercise wagon ever since Thanksgiving. However, I do have plans to get back on pronto! Thank you so much for asking how things are going 🙂

  2. I LOVE this kind of salad…and I agree, the sky's the limit. I'm not big on salads at home, but love having this one handy, ready to dive into. I HAVE to have hard boiled eggs, and don't think I've ever added black olives, though we love them. Thanks much for sparking that idea. I use fat free mayo and for me, I can't tell much difference at all. Will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome 😉 Yes…I think hard boiled eggs would go great in this 😉

  3. 5 stars
    Our family LOVES this recipe during the summer months!

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