More Ice & Snow Inspires a Big Layered Salad for Supper!

11 Layer Salad.
Good Grief!  More Ice and Snow!  Well, about now I have had enough and I start wanting "Salad Days" to entice spring, the sounds of birds, and the melting of all of the ice and snow.  I must admit it is beautiful.  The picture I am sharing does not do it justice.

Burrrr, everything has an ice layer topped with several inches of snow!
I had not planned to go crazy for a big layered salad today when yesterday I did the shopping after returning from a trip up north to visit family.  So this is a layered salad using just what I have on hand which you to can easily do using what you have!  I try to keep the layers pretty on the outside edge for it to be the most appetizing! Improvising is the key to this one!

Ingredients for 11 Layer Salad:

1/2 head Iceberg lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
1 1/2  C. baby spinach leaves
1 pint washed and halved cherry tomatoes
5 sliced green onions
2 C. shredded carrot
1 1/2 C. steamed and drained etomaume or green peas
1/2 pound diced, fried, and drained bacon
5 diced hard cooked eggs
1 1/2 C. dressing (see below)
3 T. grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 C. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese (or whatever you like)
salt and pepper

Ingredients for the Dressing:

2/3 C. real mayonnaise
2/3 C. sour cream
2 t. sugar

Select a tall glass bowl large enough for a big salad!  Dice an cook the bacon and remove to paper towels to drain. 

Mix the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.

Start with the Iceberg lettuce in the bottom of the bowl then layer in the spinach and tomatoes. 

Layer the sliced onions, carrots, and bacon. 

Next add the roughly chopped hard cooked eggs.

Now salt and pepper the eggs well and scatter the green peas or etomaume.  Spread the dressing over the top layer taking all of the way to the edge of the bowl to seal the air out.

Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.  Then top with the shredded cheese and seal tightly with plastic wrap.  Store all day or overnight in the refrigerator, tossing at serving time.

Yield 6-8 servings.  This can be a main dish salad or a side salad.  It is great doubled for a large crowd or a pot luck dinner.

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