Pretty & Awesome, Layered Salad !

Dee Schimmel


I started making this salad 20 years ago and it has evolved into this. It is my son-in-laws favorite and he calls it "That Salad". All my kids ask for it when we get together. I serve it with hot crunchy italian bread and sometimes, home made bread. Please try it my way before you begin to play with it and make it your own. Your family might just tell you it is pretty and awesome too !

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30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The addition of Cajun seasoning makes this layered salad awesome indeed!


mixed salad greens
yellow bell pepper chopped
frozen peas thawed
purple onion chopped
tomato seeded and chopped
cucumber sliced length wise then sliced
fresh brocolli chopped
boiled eggs sliced (used yellow if you want)
celery stalks sliced
crab meat (artificial), shrimp,or ham chopped if allergic
mayonaise (lf or ff if you prefer)
4 Tbsp
white sugar or splenda
cajun seasoning (i use slap ya momma)
4 c
sharp shredded cheese
6 slice
bacon cooked very crisp crumbled


1Layer above ingredients in glass bowl being sure to have enough of first 9 ingredients to make a full layer to fit in your size bowl. It should look very attractive from the outside. I slice or chop or cut mine rather large so they are forkable and viewable.
2Place the meat you choose on top of vegetables.
3Spread with enough MAYONAISE (not salad dressing) to spread 1/2 inch or more making a full layer.
4sprinkle sugar or splenda on top of mayonaise .
5sprinkle cajun seasoning as much as you like on top of this (I use a liberal amount but you can still see through it)
6put all cheese on top (this is home grated cheese not out of bag)
7sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
8cover and refridgerate at least 2 hours before serving but over night is even better !

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: All-Star Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy