Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Layer Salad

We made this simple salad for one of the many holiday parties that we attended this year. When we say simple, it really is. 

Typically, this is called a 7 layer salad, but we just added ingredients until we felt like the tastes would play off each other nicely. It requires a bit of chopping, but you can really add whatever toppings you like.

Here's what we used:
Red leaf lettuce
1 can of sliced olives
about 3/4 of a head of cauliflower
1 small package of grape tomatoes
5-6 scallions
1 red bell pepper
about a cup of mild cheddar cheese
Ranch dressing

Here's what you do:
Start by chopping your lettuce into bite-sized pieces. We switched to a larger bowl after this picture. We didn't want it all the way to the top because we had to travel with it.

Next, just layer on your ingredients one at a time.

Finally, top with the dressing and garnish with some more tomatoes. You could use a healthier dressing than ranch, but we figured most people like ranch dressing, so we went with it.


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