Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Layered Salad

This is one of those quick meal ideas that makes it possible for us to eat at home, even during the busiest of weeks.  I love that I can make this layered salad on Sunday and serve it on Monday or Tuesday and it is still just as fresh as the day I made it.  I just use whatever is in my refrigerator and pantry to pull it together.

Layered Salad

Layer your salad ingredients in the following order in a glass bowl (glass seems to keep the salad fresher than plastic)

Layer one - Salad greens (spinach, iceberg, romaine, mixed greens, field greens, etc)
Layer two - Chopped fresh vegetables (diced cucumbers - seeds removed, thawed frozen peas,  chopped or matchstick carrots, bell peppers) or canned vegetables (banana peppers, black beans, kidney beans, corn)
Layer three - grated or cubed cheese, cooked bacon pieces, raisins, craisins

Cover bowl and store in refrigerator 2 - 3 days.  Top with crunchies - nuts, sunflower seeds, croutons, etc at serving time.

Serve with salad dressing of your choice.  

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