Seven Layer Salad made with lettuce grown in our Florida garden
Seven Layer Salad is always a hit at potlucks and family gatherings. This Thanksgiving feast was no exception. We enjoyed a great picnic at Lake Tarpon Park near Tarpon Springs, FL, yes the city known for its Greek culture and sponge diving. The lake was beautiful and a bit windy, and the Florida sunshine was present in all its glory. We spent the day with our neighbor's family which numbered into 30 or so. Too many people for one house so they always have a picnic in the park for Thanksgiving. Lots of food and lots of fun including ladder golf and cornhole and a beautiful walk on the nature trail by the lake.
I am sharing this recipe for Seven Layer Salad, one of our family favorites. You may want to add or delete any of the layers. I like to add boiled eggs and radishes, so that may make it a nine layer salad. Use what you have from your garden to make this a tasty addition to your turkey or ham dinner or to your cookout with burgers and dogs.
Seven Layer Salad
Shred lettuce to fill a 9 x 13 pan.
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. celery
1 sweet onion, sliced thin
1 package frozen peas, not thawed
1 c. mayonnaise mixed with 2 T. sugar
Place veggies in pan in order listed above.
Sprinkle 4 ounces cheddar cheese on top of dressing.
Cook 6 strips of bacon. Break them up when cool and place on top of cheese.
Cover. Place in refrigerator for 24 hours.
Thanks Eichs for this great recipe!