Brr! Even our salad is in layers

by Nadine on August 14, 2014

Baby, it’s cold outside. What the heck?!

We’re wearing layers today. And eating ‘em, too.

Here’s my mom’s 7-layer salad. It tastes like my childhood.

Unlike her, I did NOT make my own pita bread. (Mom, how on earth did you have time to make pita pockets with three little kids running around?!)

Mom’s 7-Layer Salad
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, shredded
  • 1-1.5 cups chopped celery
  • 16 oz. frozen peas (DON’T YOU DARE COOK ‘EM)
  • 2 cups mayonnaise (sometimes less)
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • pitas, with pockets
  1. Layer ingredients — in order — in a large bowl. Do not mix.
  2. Cut pitas in half. Stuff with salad.
  3. Eat. And then eat more.

Tastes great made a day ahead and covered in fridge.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie Gillespie August 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Thanks for sharing this Nadine. It sounds delicious!


Maryte Phillips August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

Hey, thanks for sharing the recipe Nadine … I was wanting to make this this week and was going to call you :)


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