Retro Recipe Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad 81551848   Somehow this Holiday has brought many Retro Recipes to mind.  I cannot exactly explain the why but it has been fun going down memory lane on many recipes. Someone asked for a suggestion for...

Seven Layer Salad

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Somehow this Holiday has brought many Retro Recipes to mind.  I cannot exactly explain the why but it has been fun going down memory lane on many recipes. Someone asked for a suggestion for a unique side salad for a buffet and I offered the Seven Layer, Cold Broccoli and Caesar Salad options.   This Seven Layer Salad was carried to many a Picnic or BBQ, but the presentation is perfect for a dinner party.   The individual serving idea at the end also holds promise.  I hope you enjoy this Retro Recipe featuring a classic Seven Layer Salad.

 

Salad:

1 head Iceberg lettuce, chopped or about 12 – 16 ounces of Assorted Greens, wash and dry this well

8 ounces, fluid baby spinach wash and dry

Salt and pepper, to taste

8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1 pound bacon, cooked and then chopped

4 whole tomatoes, chopped

1 cup celery, diced

1 bunch green onions, sliced

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 bag (10 Ounce) frozen peas, partially thawed

Other Options to create your Seven Layers:

Black Olives, Water Chestnuts, Red, Orange or Yellow Peppers, Red Onions over the Scallions offered above.   Always remember we eat with our eyes!

For the Dressing:

1 cup Mayonnaise

1 cup Sour Cream

2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

  1. In a clear glass bowl, or a 9 x 13 x 2 glass pan, layer salad ingredients in the order they appear above, concentrating ingredients around the perimeter of the bowl and filling in the center with lettuce, if needed. End with the layer of peas.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Pour over the top of the peas and spread to cover, bringing dressing all the way out to the edges of the bowl.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  4. There is a wild debate to toss or not to toss. I like to dress with about ½ of the dressing and serve the remainder on the side.
  5. I like the presentation when you do not toss, but instead take a “wedge” or square of salad and have all of the layered ingredients.

Here is an new serving idea that caught my eye!   There is something special about single servings.

Cobb Salad presented as an individual serving

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What is your favorite Retro Recipe?