Easy Homemade Layer Salad


Layer salad is a classic dish that is perfect for potlucks, picnics, or as a side dish for a family meal. This salad is made by layering a variety of ingredients in a large bowl, with each layer adding its own unique flavor and texture to the dish.

To make a traditional layer salad, start by layering chopped lettuce in the bottom of a large glass bowl. Next, add a layer of chopped tomatoes, followed by a layer of diced cucumbers, and a layer of sliced onions. You can also add other vegetables, such as bell peppers or carrots, to the salad if you like.

The next layer is usually a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream, which is spread over the top of the vegetables. This layer adds creaminess to the salad and helps to bind the ingredients together.

After the creamy layer, add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese, followed by a layer of cooked and crumbled bacon. Finally, top the salad with a layer of sliced hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or chives.

Cover the salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together. Just before serving, toss the salad gently to combine the layers and serve cold.

Layer salad is a delicious and versatile dish that can be customized to suit your taste. You can add or omit ingredients as you like, and the salad can be made ahead of time, making it a convenient option for gatherings or busy weeknights.

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1 head iceberg lettuce washed and torn into pieces
4 hard-boiled eggs chopped
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 12 ounce package frozen peas, thawed
6 to 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup finely chopped red onion
parsley for garnish optional
For the Salad Dressing:
1 ½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
 tsp onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper


In a trifle bowl, layer the salad in the order of the ingredients listed starting with the chopped lettuce.
In a separate mixing bowl, stir together the salad dressing ingredients until smooth.
Spread the salad dressing over the top of the salad in an even layer.
Cover the salad and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight if needed.
Prior to serving, garnish with additional cheese, bacon, peas, or freshly chopped parsley on the top, if desired.


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