Midwest 7 Layer Salad
I grew up eating this salad for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s still one of my favorites to this day, but I haven’t made it since I moved away. Trust me, I know it sounds gross, but it’s really good. I saw online some people add tomatoes and I thought that was okay. But, then I saw hard-boiled eggs? Now that’s just nasty. I promise this recipe is good. Next time, I’ll have to share my favorite Midwestern Chip Dip. That one has ketchup and anchovy paste in it!
Ingredients (in order):
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Can of Peas (drained)
- Sliced Carrots
- Diced White Onions
- Mayonnaise (and no, not fucking Miracle Whip)
- Cheddar Cheese
- Bacon Bits
Start with a glass baking pan with tall edges to make room for all your layers. You can also make them thinner if you like. The first layer is chopped iceberg lettuce usually in bigger pieces and you want the entire bottom of the pan covered. Drain your peas well and use maybe half a can or a whole can (if you really like peas).
Next, add a layer of sliced carrots and then you can easily use a whole onion on the 7 Layer Salad, but I recommend about half an onion, diced well. Add a healthy layer of mayo as the next layer and don’t be afraid to overdo it, this is basically your only dressing. Then, sprinkle sugar on top but not too much!
Top with a ton of shredded cheddar cheese and your favorite bacon bits. Let it sit for a couple of hours. Or not. Probably tastes the same. Enjoy!
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