Dee Schimmel Recipe

Pretty & Awesome, Layered Salad !

By Dee Schimmel mommabass

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
As many as you like
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Stove Top

Dee's Story

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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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

  • Comments

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    J-Lo Jasper wifey25 - Aug 12, 2010
    My Dad used to make this for most of our gatherings..Minus/Add a few ingredients. Correct name is 7 layer salad.
  • user
    Dee Schimmel mommabass - Aug 12, 2010
    Yes, it started as that before I kept tweaking it. Now with my ingredients this is what we call it and how we make it. Guess you could call it 13 layer salad but with the changes it taste so different. Glad it brought back some memories for you though.
  • user
    L D windella - Sep 7, 2010
    Looks good whatever it's called!
  • user
    Misty Leenerts Marng - Sep 10, 2010
    After you modify it to your perfection you can call it whatever you want. I think pretty & awesome layered salad fits it pretty well!
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    Virginia Brogdon Virginia1 - Sep 10, 2010
    I have also had it with fresh cauliflower, chopped, and it was good with that, too.