Rainbow Salad, as known as Seven Layer Salad, is a very simple dish, but makes a great presentation, especially when put in a glass bowl so that all the layers are visible.
I made this one for the Ronald McDonald House, which our ladies group at church donates meals to once a month. As I was making it, the colors were so bright and pretty, I thought that "Rainbow Salad" was a more appropriate name, plus it just sounds more interesting.
I started by chopping my lettuce in small bite-sized pieces and laying it on the bottom or the pan. Then I chopped up some carrot, celery, red onion,and cherry tomatoes. I used Lite Miracle Whip and spread a thin layer over the top. I sprinkled with just a touch of sugar, then to make it really healthy, I sprinkled bacon and cheddar cheese over it all. Yummy.
Anything can be added to this - peppers, cooked peas, etc.
I love making this when I have people over because it can be made up to a day in advance, then just tossed before serving. The only draw back is that if there are left overs, they tend to get soggy after a few hours.