Easy Seven Layer Salad Recipe

My easy seven layer salad recipe tastes great and looks beautiful too! A tasty salad for those lazy summer days when eating alfresco is the norm.

You can either prepare this easy make ahead salad in a deep glass bowl or a large glass jar with a lid that makes it transportable too.

Don't forget you can always swop the salad ingredients if you don't like my choice.

Seven Layer Salad - German Schichtsalat

1 small iceberg lettuce shredded
300g sweetcorn
300g pineapple chunks
1/2 cucumber
300g cooked ham
200g celery
300g emmental type cheese
2 red onions
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
200g cherry tomatoes

For the dressing:
200g mayonnaise or miracle whip
300g sour cream
3-4 dessert spoons mustard
grated rind of 1 lemon
2-3 dessert spoons lemon juice
salt and pepper
1-2 teaspoons sugar
1 bunch chives

Wash and shred the lettuce. Drain the sweetcorn and pineapple chunks. Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthways, remove the pips and then slice.

Cut the ham and cheese into cubes. Wash the celery and slice. Peel the onions and eggs and slice. Quarter the tomatoes.

Finally layer all the ingredients starting with a layer of lettuce.

Make the dressing. Mix the mayonnaise with the sour cream, mustard, lemon rind and juice, salt, pepper and sugar. Chop the chives into rings and mix carefully into the dressing.

Pour the dressing over the salad. Mix together just before serving.

This salad looks beautiful in a deep glass bowl so you can see all the layers. In fact there may be more than seven!

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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