7-Layer Salad

Posted: December 29

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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With just a little verticality, salads go from bland to beautiful! 7-Layer Salad has layers of fresh garden vegetables like cool lettuce and spicy red onion, with layers of sharp cheddar and salty, fatty bacon for extra enjoyment. With a tangy, sweet, and cheesy dressing, 7-Layer Salad has everything you want in both a salad and a meal. This is a salad that will win over even the most devoted carnivore.


• 1 pound bacon • 1 large head of iceberg lettuce, rinsed, dried, and chopped • 1 red onion, chopped • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed • 10 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons white sugar • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated


Step 1

In a large, deep skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until browned and crispy.

Step 2

Crumble the bacon and set it aside.

Step 3

In a large, flat bowl, place a layer of the chopped lettuce.

Step 4

Layer the onion, peas, shredded cheese, cauliflower, and bacon (in that order) on top of the lettuce.

Step 5

Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and parmesan cheese to make the dressing.

Step 6

Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

Step 7

Refrigerate the salad until chilled and then serve.

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