Seven Layer Salad with Peas
About 15 years ago I was at a potluck dinner and one of the dishes (brought by somebody else) was "Seven Layer Salad." It is so simple but yet so special. Since then I have created new twists on the oldfashioned 7-Layer-Salad:
Mexican Layered Salad
Mediteranian Many Layered Salad
Asian Seven Layer twist
Spring Life Layered Salad
I will share these 7-layer-salad versions in posts later on this year. Today I am sharing the regular 7-layer-salad that I fell in love with so many years ago.
1 cup Bacon (fried, cooled and crumbled or chopped) Printable Recipe
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 package frozen peas (thawed, rinsed and drained)
3 green onions (washed and chopped)
1 package fresh mushrooms (washed and sliced)
1/2 head romaine lettuce
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1 container of sour cream (16 oz)
1 package of dry ranch dip seasoning (or dry ranch salad dressing mix)
Prepare the ingredients as listed above. Mix the sour cream and ranch dip packet together until well blended. I like to see the beautiful layers of this salad so I use a large glass bowl (However, if you don't own one then any large serving bowl will do - stainless steel, ceramic - whatever). Begin layering the salad and start with the lettuce first.
The order doesn't really matter but this is the order in which I build this salad (going from the bottom of the bowl to the top):
1. Lettuce (both the iceberg and romaine)
2. Shredded cheese
3. Ranch sour cream
4. Green onions
When you are dishing up this salad - make sure you serve all of the layers and scoop all the way down to the bottom of the bowl.