7 Layer Salad
We Answered:To me sharp cheddar is the best cheese to use and I definitely recommend using real bacon, there's less put in it to "preserve" it, plus you know what it came into contact with. Garlic, if used lightly, adds a nice flavor. I love my Nana's, she uses colby jack cheese which is still really good.
Nancy Said:I need a good recipe for a 7 layer salad. I know the dressing is made from miracle whip and sugar?
We Answered:Oh gosh! One of our family's favorite for holiday meals. It's so easy, you can't screw it up and the beauty is use the veggies you love, you can play around with this!!
I start with a 9x13 pan, layer lettuce in the bottom, next I put on diced celery, then a diced red onion, next diced green pepper and next diced seeded roma tomatoes, although sometimes I do red peppers instead. When all the veggies are layered I add a bag of frozen peas at the top. Use frozen because as they thaw it'll help to bring down the mayo.
I mix a cup and a half of mayo and add sugar to it and stir very well, I add a little sugar at a time and just keep tasting until it's just right...not too sweet......now spread this on top of the peas, just like frosting a cake. If you need more you can mix more mayo and sugar. On top of that put shredded cheddar cheese and to top it off Bacon Bits.
Cover and put in the fridge. I make mine the night before.
One thing I have learned is to not use store brand mayo, go for Kraft, store brand will break down and be too watery.
Debra Said:Help settle a dispute over a 7 layer salad!!?
We Answered:No, you are not nuts but some people just like to do things their way. If you want to show them these answers, fine. Otherwise you'll just have to accept that no matter what you say, they will think everyone else is wrong and they are right. Officially, you should never toss a seven layer salad.
Audrey Said:7 Layer Salad recipes?????
We Answered:Yummy 7 Layer Salad:
15 min 15 min prep
1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and cut into pieces
1 cucumber, seeded and sliced
1 cup frozen peas, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
1 red onion, thinly sliced
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 lb bacon, cooked nice and crisp crumbled into pieces
2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1. Layer first 5 ingredients one at a time do not mix; into a large glass bowl so you can see each layer.
2. Then mix all dressing ingredients together and pour evenly over salad.
3. Finish with a layer of cheese then the final layer of bacon.
Gene Said:Do you do something that puts a special twist on the classic 7-layer salad?
We Answered:Here's a recipe I have in my files... I have used this many times ( The only difference is that I use the fake bacon as I am a vegetarian )
3 romaine hearts
16 oz. frozen baby grean peas
2 bunches of green onions / scallions
12 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
16 oz bacon
6 hard-boiled eggs
Topping: Blend the following ingredients in a bowl and set aside:
1-1/4 cup Kraft Miracle Whip
1/4 cup sour cream
3 Tbsp. creamy horseradish sauce
3 sweetener packages
Dash of garlic salt
1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper
The key part to your salad is the layering -- It's all in the layering!
I like to use a large acrylic bowl to display the layers of the salad.
1. Use about 1/2 of your chopped romaine spread evenly on the bottom of your bowl; lightly season with salt and pepper.
2. Spread the chopped egg; lightly season with salt and pepper.
3. Spread the green peas; lightly season with salt and pepper.
4. Spread the remaining 1/2 of the chopped romaine; lightly season with salt and pepper.
5. Spread the crumbled bacon - do not add salt and pepper as the bacon has enough salt.
6. Spread 1/2 of the chopped green onions; lightly season with salt and pepper.
7. Spread the shredded cheddar cheese; lightly season with salt and pepper.
8. Add the topping and carefully spread evenly as though you are icing a cake! Add the remainder of the green onions. Sprinkle a dash of paprika.