Layered Salad with Homemade Dressing

Recipe Author Lithuanian in the USA

Layered Salad with Homemade Dressing
An impressive looking salad that will surprise both family members and guests. You will see how others will start making such salad as well. And the salad not only looks beautiful, but also is so delicious! The salad goes perfectly with creamy mayonnaise and buttermilk dressing. Such salads can be served with a wide variety of dishes. I prepared a layered salad for Easter. Everyone was impressed not only how pretty salad looked, but also it tasted amazing.

The main thing you will need to make a layered salad is a glass dish with high edges. It can also be a bowl, because the whole point is to see the colorful layers of salad. As for the layers, you can choose them according to what vegetables or salad ingredients in general you like best. I prepared a very fresh and simple salad. But if you don’t have some ingredients, they can simply be replaced by others. For example, use grated carrots, crispy bacon pieces, canned beans, leeks, canned corn, avocado, canned mushrooms, hard-boiled eggs, etc. would also be suitable for such salad. Just come up with a few main ingredients and continue by adding ingredients according to your imagination.

Ingredients

    • 1 medium size Iceberg lettuce
    • 2 handfuls watercress leaves
    • 1 medium size English cucumber
    • 1 yellow bell pepper
    • 7-8 radishes
    • 1/2 medium size red onion
    • 1 handful plum or cherry tomatoes
    {for dressing}:
    • 1/2 cup (120 ml) buttermilk
    • 1/3 cup (80 ml) mayonnaise
    • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/3 tsp. onion powder
    • salt, black pepper

    Recipe Directions

  1. 1. Chop Iceberg lettuce.
  2. 2. Cut English cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice it.
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  4. 3. Slice bell pepper into short strips.
  5. 4. Slice radishes into thicker slices.
  6. 5. Slice onion into half rings.
  7. 6. Cut tomatoes in half.
  8. 7. Layering: First, evenly place a layer of more than half lettuce on the bottom of the dish.
  9. 8. Then place slices of cucumber at the edges of the dish and put the remaining cucumber in the middle.
  10. 9. Carefully place bell pepper on top of cucumber, and again – put the rest in the middle. In the same way layer the rest of the Iceberg lettuce and onion.
  11. 10. Arrange tomatoes around the edges of the dish the last.
  12. 11. Carefully spread dressing on top of the salad, add watercress in the middle and serve immediately. Enjoy!!
Layered Salad with Homemade Dressing
Layered Salad with Homemade Dressing
Layered Salad with Homemade Dressing