Seems I have been rather negligent about putting recipes on my blog lately…I guess I’ve had other things on my mind. At any rate, here’s one that I think everyone loves. I grabbed a picture off the web of a 7-layer salad which looks very much like the one I make. I didn’t have the gusto today to “whip one up” just for the photo! 🙂 I am however, making one later in the week for a pot-luck brunch…
This is the prettiest and best tasting salad!!! It’s easy to make and is a great summer dish to take to a barbeque or potluck dinner. I improvise slightly by using turkey bacon instead of pork bacon. I must admit, I have never actually counted the layers, as there are always ways to “jazz it up” by adding this and that…you can add more layers if you like by throwing in the extra things you have in your veggie crisper!
Seven Layer Salad
1 Bag of Salad Greens
1 1/2 cups Frozen Peas, Thawed
1 can Water Chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
1 Red Pepper, chopped
1 Cup Mayonnaise
2 TBSP. White Sugar (to taste)
1 tsp. Seasoned Salt (to taste)
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 Cup Turkey Bacon bits (optional)
4 Hard Boiled Eggs, quartered (optional)
Arrange salad greens in a see-through salad bowl. Layer peas, then water chestnuts, onions and then the red pepper.
Mix together Mayo, sugar, and seasoning salt to taste. Top red pepper layer with the dressing. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of salad. Top with bacon bits and eggs.
You like chicken right? Here’s my fave chicken recipe: (hey if you’re sharing, why can’t I? ha!)
3-4 pieces of chicken (I use boneless breast)
1 package onion soup mix
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
Mix soup, ketchup and brown sugar together. Pour over chicken. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil, cook in oven for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Smells amazing and tastes delish!
Mmmm! Sounds great K-woman! I’ll definitely give this one a try! Sounds like a nice barbeque marinade too!?! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂
Wow, looks like I’m in this game late 🙂
I don’t even know if anyone is going to see this comment.
But I was just surfing around looking at different ideas for 7 layer salad recipes and there was your blog!
The Water Chestnuts look like a great addition to this salad. That would add some serious crunch and freshness.
Great idea, I think I’ll use it next time!
Thanks for that. We’re having a little potluck party next week, kind of for Xmas I guess and I’ve been trying to find something special to take.. found some awesome ideas at this potluck recipe site. You know, someone should invent a website where you can write what you’ll be taking, and it would make sure no one is bringing the same thing!
This salad is even better the next day or 2. That’s part of what I love about it. There are very few salads that you can keep as leftovers if not all eaten right away. If you take it to a Potluck Dinner (as I have many times) you probably won’t have much left tho. My daughter calls it Cholesterol Salad (for the eggs, bacon & mayonaise). I call it a good way to get them to eat their veggies.