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Hearty Eight-Layer Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

10 servings

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

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 hard-boiled large 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 shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cook pasta 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 pasta 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 417 calories, 32g fat (8g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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