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 !

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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

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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.
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.
Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Aug 27, 2010
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

The addition of Cajun seasoning makes this layered salad awesome indeed!
L D windella
Sep 7, 2010
Looks good whatever it's called!
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!
Virginia Brogdon Virginia1
Sep 10, 2010
I have also had it with fresh cauliflower, chopped, and it was good with that, too.
Nancy Beckham luvs2laugh
Sep 14, 2010
Thanks for sharing Dee - this is similar to 7-layer but has different ingredients - can't wait to try it! Sounds even better! Love the presentation :)
Vicki Stoddard CookinMamma
Sep 25, 2010
Trying your combo too. My mom made a "layered" baby shower for me...her layered salad, sandwiches, ribbon (layered) Jello, and layered cake!! Thanks for the memories for me about my mom and her hard work. Cant wait to share this with her!
Beth French bethfrench
Oct 12, 2010
Have you ever tried Greek seasoning in this salad? It is very tasty as well.
Dee Schimmel mommabass
Oct 13, 2010
I've tried it on other things and wasn't a big fan. Could have just been the bran I used. Which one would you suggest ?
Beth French bethfrench
Oct 15, 2010
I use Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning. You can get it at Walmart and Food Lion. It's good on chicken too.
Carlotta Parks southernrose
Oct 28, 2010
Boy that looks great gotta try it!
dee vensel dutchiev326
Nov 16, 2010
It is a good salad and you can use whatever ingredients you like in it. I do not like frozen peas so I throw in snow peas.
Marlarrie Smalls MRSPOTS
Nov 17, 2010
It should be called Salad Grande! That's one big delicious looking salad.
Robin DuPree robdupree
Nov 17, 2010
Congratulations, on your blue ribbon..