Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

Monday, November 23, 2009

Now this is what I call a salad.

Mmmmmm.....one of my favorite salad recipes!! This layered salad is a meal-in-one so it makes an easy lunch or dinner.

All the yummy layers stacked up.....
Everyone is sure to love this salad because of all its delicious ingredients! If certain family members don't care for peas, you can simply substitute with a bag of mixed vegetables, or try broccoli.

Hearty Eight Layer Salad

1 1/2 C. uncooked small shell maccaroni

1 T. olive oil

3 C. shredded lettuce

3 hard boiled eggs, sliced

salt and pepper

2 C. julienned fully cooked ham (we just used cooked turkey or chicken)

1 10 oz. package frozen peas, thawed

1 medium red onion, sliced thinly

1 C. mayonnaise

1/4 C. sour cream

2 T. Dijon mustard

1 C. shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese

2 T. minced fresh parsley

Cook maccaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water. Place shredded lettuce on the bottom of a large salad bowl as the first layer. Toss maccaroni with olive oil and evenly spread over lettuce. Top with slices of hard boiled eggs; sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Layer ham on top of eggs. Next spread the peas out evenly on top of the eggs. Add onion rings. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, and mustard well. Spread evenly over top of salad. Chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and parsley just before serving.


Leah said...

Looks Yummy!

I love your new back round! It is really cute!



Lindsay said...

Oh, that look so yummy, Rachel!!
Thanks for posting the recipe. :)

~ Blessings,

P.S. - I love your new blog look!
It's really pretty. ;)

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Rachel~
This looks yummy! :>)
Thank you for sharing~ dear friend.

Love~ Miss Jen

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Chloƫ said...

Hi Rachel!
Thank you for commenting on my blog! You have a lovely blog also! :) And the recipe looks yummy too!!!

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