This is a very popular potluck recipe in some areas of the United States. Now you have a lighter version to bring, and no one will be the wiser.
- Assemble the first five layers in a 9x13-inch glass dish.
- In a separate bowl, beat dressing ingredients together with wire whisk. Spread over the top layer in the glass dish with a spatula.
- Sprinkle cheese and bacon bits (if desired) evenly over the top of salad. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.