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Hearty Eight-Layer Salad Recipe
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Hearty Eight-Layer Salad Recipe

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I'm a 77-year-old great-grandmother and have been making this satisfying salad for years. It's my most requested recipe for family gatherings. It's simple to make ahead of time and looks lovely with all of its tasty layers. Dijon mustard gives a nice kick to the dressing. -Noreen Meyer, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup julienned fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup julienned hard salami
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 417 calories, 32 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 791 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.
  2. Place the lettuce in a 2-1/2-qt. glass serving bowl; top with macaroni and eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer with ham, salami and peas. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions and mustard. Spread over the top. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Eight-Layer Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 417 calories, 32 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 791 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Hearty Eight-Layer Salad(12)

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

This is a Classic! Refreshing, Hearty, great summer meal.

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

ive made this recipe several times, its always a big hit!!! Even my picky eaters not only love it but also request it!!!

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Reviewed May. 28, 2012

This salad always gets compliments from the many people I have made it for... Many are surprised how well the pasta and lettuce go together. I make it in a 9 x 13 glass pan -- it's easier to dish out and your sure to get a taste of all ingredients. This is a favorite for sure!

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

This is a big hit whenever I make it. I usually omit the peas and it's still delicious

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

Love this salad. I have made it many times for potluck dinners and I do not bring any home.

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