Friday, November 20, 2009

Seven-Layer Salad

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There are many versions of the seven-layer salad, but this is the one I like to use. Layer the following ingredients in a large bowl:

1-2 heads of lettuce, chopped 
1 box of frozen peas
3-4 green onions, chopped – including chives (or slice one small red onion)
4 boiled eggs, sliced
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups of grated Swiss cheese

For the last layer, blend together the following two ingredients pour over the other layers and refrigerate until ready to serve:

2 cups of mayonnaise
2 tsp. sugar

My cousin makes this recipe every year for Thanksgiving dinner. She prepares hers by dumping (not layering) all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then just before serving, she tosses the salad with the mayonnaise and sugar until everything is covered with the dressing. That way people don’t have to dig and root around trying to get all the layers on their plate and generally make mess of the salad. I have been preparing the salad that way ever since!

Note:  A lot of people don't like onions, so I often leave them out and serve those on the side.

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