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Layered Salad

Posted by terrepruitt on May 5, 2011

Since I have a few posts about salads, I have a few comments about salad. When my blogger sister mentioned in her comment her favorite salad is a layered salad I asked her to send me the recipe. So she did. I invite anyone to send me salad recipes. I am not necessarily requesting any certain TYPE of salad because we all have different nutritional needs, different likes, and different dislikes. Here is The Water Witch’s Daughter’s favorite salad:

Seven Layer Salad

It is generally topped with a dressing to marinade for about four hours before serving, and then it is topped with crumbled bacon. The typical dressing is one cup of Miracle Whip mixed with a half cup of sour cream and a quarter cup of sugar.

These are the ingredients pictured:

one to two bunches of romaine lettuce, chopped
one yellow pepper, chopped one cucumber, peeled and diced
about two cups carrots, chopped
one container of grape tomatoes, cut in half
one package of thawed frozen peas
one cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese

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Looks like she started with the lettuce, then put the peppers, then carrots, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, then topped it with the cheese. I guess you can layer it anyway you would like, she didn’t say.

She did say that she did not marinate this one she just used ranch dressing. So it seems like there are dressing options. As with any salads, you can make them with whatever you want, and you can layer them, but I am thinking that the peas and the cheese combine to make a specific type of texture and flavor.

I am not a fan of Miracle Whip, more accurately I don’t like it. The ranch dressing is more my style, but on my salads I tend to just use olive oil and vinegar. But for this I would think a light creamy dressing would be good. With the ingredients state above, what dressing would YOU use? Do you have a favorite? Or can you suggest one that might be less calories? What would really blend well with this salad yet at the same time make it pop? Please share because I am curious as to what to use.

Thank you to my friend SuziCate for sharing her favorite salad! Thanks for the picture too!

6 Responses to “Layered Salad”

  1. SuziCate said

    You are welcome. It is the combination of the peas, cheese, and creaminess of dressing that makes it great. I honestly didn’t think I’d like a salad with peas, but the peas really add a lot of flavor. Raw peas have a very different flavor than cooked ones.

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  2. niachick said

    The layer salad looks great! Personally, I’m for just a basic green salad, some tomatoes, a little bleu cheese sprinkled on top (perhaps a cut up apple or some grapes) and either olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing or Annie’s “Pomegranate” dressing.

    I always enjoy your posts, Terre. Keep ’em comin’.

    Love,

    Jill

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    • I like different stuff. Sometimes just green with a lot of veggies sometimes green with apples and cheese, just depends. Depends on what we have in the refrigerator and what I FEEL like.

      I am not a bleu cheese fan, so much. My hubby is.

      Hugs to you Sweeite!

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  3. Becky said

    No peas please!
    The rest looks wonderful!

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