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.