May is National Salad Month

One of my favorite crowd pleasers to take to a picnic is the 7- Layer Salad.  I use the recipe below from

7- Layer Salad


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce – rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large flat bowl, place the chopped lettuce and top with a layer of onion, peas, shredded cheese, cauliflower and bacon.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle over salad and refrigerate until chilled.

Makes 12 Servings

For Additional Salad recipes try these books:

Salad As A Meal : Healthy Main-Dish Salads For Every Season  By Patricia Wells

Salads : Innovative Main Courses, Appetizers, Desserts, And More by  Peter Gordon

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