Monday, March 10, 2014

7 Layer Salad

I made this salad for a family get-together dinner at mom's last week.
I wanted to make it a little special and not just a big tossed salad.  It's an easy salad to prepare and it always looks so good!
You can use 7 of your favorite salad vegetables (or more) and thinly slice, shred or grate them.  Of course, you must use a clear dish that is big enough to hold the ingredients so the colorful layers can be seen through.
I used the following ingredients:
~shredded lettuce
~grated carrots
~thinly sliced red onion
~frozen early harvest petite peas
~sliced radishes
~sliced mushrooms
~cherry tomatoes
~sliced bell pepper (your choice of red, yellow, orange or green)
For this salad, I chose to serve it with Lemon Dressing:
*1/4 cup olive oil
*2 tablespoons lemon juice
*1/2 teaspoon sugar
*1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
*1/4 teaspoon salt
*1/8 teaspoon pepper

 Shake all ingredients in a tightly covered Mason jar.  I quadrupled the recipe so that each person could pour over their salad to their taste.