SEVEN LAYER SALAD

The Seven Layer Salad isn’t anything new. It’s been a hit (thanks to Betty Crocker) for decades and is still popular, but the best foods aren’t going out of fashion. If you’re not familiar with it or you’ve never tasted it before – Seven Layer Salad is an easy recipe that can be made ahead and chilled to ensure that all ingredients remain fresh and crisp. With romaine or iceberg lettuce bacon, green onions tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes peas, cheddar along with a rich dressing that’s flavor is awe-inspiringly simple and is the perfect dish for potlucks.

In the past it was typically composed of iceberg lettuce however we’ve found that romaine has the same delicious crunch however it has a much better nutritional composition. After the initial layer of lettuce is gone then you can add fresh tomatoes, green peas as well as hard-boiled eggs that are cut into slices along with chopped onions in each layer.

 

Ingredients

5 cups of romaine or iceberg lettuce chopped
1. (12 OZ) package of frozen peas that have been thawed
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
3/4 cup chopped green onions, cut
6 slices bacon cooked and then crumbled
1 cup of cheddar cheese grated
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon of sugar granulated
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon

 

PREPARATION

In a trifle or large clear glass bowl arrange the lettuce in a row along the bottom.
Incorporate the peas, tomatoes, eggs as well as the green onions, in a few layers over the lettuce.
In a bowl large enough, stir the mayonnaise, sour-cream sugar, mayonnaise, salt as well as pepper. Spread the mixture over salad.
Sprinkle cheddar cheese and bacon pieces on top of the sour-cream dressing. Wrap the salad in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for up to two days. Serve and enjoy!