Friday, January 15, 2010

Seven-Layer Salad

The end of the week is almost here and I’ve only posted one recipe (well two if you include the pizza sauce)! Don’t worry…I’ve been cooking up some good stuff; I just haven’t had a chance to post! Grad school does that to me! I have some assignments that I’ve been working on this week. I started doing some research for my hospitality management class today and kept running into food, which caused me to forget what I was supposed to be searching for…event planning. Food is definitely part of it, but that’s not the part I should have been focusing on today!

Oh well, I did learn that Pastry Chef Alain Roby released a new cookbook. He is the chef at Hyatt Regency Chicago and has been featured on Food Network many times. He’s donating a portion of the proceeds to the Saving Tiny Hearts Society. His recipes are supposed to be fairly easy, but elegant at the same time. I’d love to get my hands on a copy! You can go to the website at to order the book. You can actually view 3 pages from the cookbook on that website. If you have very good eyes or a magnifying glass, you can read the recipes :)

* (I am in no way affiliated with this cookbook)

Ok, back to MY recipes! I know a lot of people are trying to eat healthy now that it’s a brand new year, so here’s a healthy recipe….a seven-layer salad! There are so many variations to this recipe and of course you can adjust it depending on what you like, but for some reason I always feel like I HAVE to have 7 layers!  Well, you'd have to change the name if there weren't 7, right!

Seven-Layer Salad

1 head of Iceberg lettuce, shredded or broken up into pieces
1 bunch of broccoli, stems removed
1/3 red onion, finely chopped (I personally don't like raw onion, but I really enjoyed the flavor this onion adds to the salad!  Probably the first time I've enjoyed eating raw onion!)
1 bag frozen peas (Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before prep) (I substituted 4 boiled eggs this time, because I did not have peas).
Bacon, fried and broken up into pieces (Or store-bought REAL bacon bits)
¼ cup mayonnaise (or light mayo)
2 tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (I used mild and sharp)

1. In a 9 X 13 baking dish, layer lettuce on bottom.
2. Next, layer broccoli.
3. Layer red onion.
4. Layer peas.
5. Layer bacon.
6. Mix mayo, sugar, and parmesan cheese. Spread evenly over other layers.
7. Layer cheddar cheese on top.


Debbie said...

I love a key lime pie. Oh my, how I love it!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a wonderful salad. Best wishes on your studies!

Alison said...

Debbie, I do too!! YUM!!

Fresh Local and Best - Thank you!!! I need all the wishes I can get :)

Brandi said...

YUM! 7 layer salad is so good. I haven't had it in years. Hubby's grandma used to make it and it was so good.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS. You have a great blog here. I hope my grandkids will speak of me fondly on their blogs (or whatever they have 20 years from now) but it won't be for my cooking! Their mommy and their grandpa are the great cooks in the family. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Babe_chilla said...

Mmm looks good! Happy Sharefest day!

Christi said...

Yummy! A little different version of this salad has been a holiday favorite in our family for years. I can't wait to make your version and try it out on the family. I'm sure they'll love it!

stopped by from SITS


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