Pretty & Awesome, Layered Salad !

Dee Schimmel Recipe

By Dee Schimmel mommabass

As many as you like
30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top

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 !

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

Directions Step-By-Step

Layer 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.
Place the meat you choose on top of vegetables.
Spread with enough MAYONAISE (not salad dressing) to spread 1/2 inch or more making a full layer.
sprinkle sugar or splenda on top of mayonaise .
sprinkle cajun seasoning as much as you like on top of this (I use a liberal amount but you can still see through it)
put all cheese on top (this is home grated cheese not out of bag)
sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
cover 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

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anne hubbard lukefeb14
Mar 11, 2015
I have a board meeting church crew I have to feed next week, and this is going to be on the menu! The only thing I'm going to do different is use curry powder instead of Cajun. I found a 7-layer salad years ago that had the curry, and we loved it! But, I will use the Cajun seasoning the next time I make it for us! Thanks!
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jan 25, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
sharon carter byberg
Jan 25, 2014
Started out looking for shrimp with garlic sauce, something different and I ended up here! I can't wait to try it. Everyone makes seven layer salad, but this sounds great and picture has me drooling. That happens a lot here! Thanks for sharing.
Heide Scott HeideHo102
Oct 8, 2013
How do you serve it? Do I mix it before serving, or just dip the salad tongs in deeply to get all of the ingredients in one shot? I want to try this for Thanksgiving and this is my first time making it.
Donna Burrell dburrell0329
Jun 30, 2013
This is definitely a meal all by itself. Will be trying it out soon.