Lois’ 7 Layer Salad

This recipe comes from my daughter’s husband’s family. I liked it so much we tried it at our Ladies Tea. It was a big hit. My sister pointed out there are more ingredients than 7, so it’s really just a layered salad. I think the cherries are what put it over the top in flavor. I hope to get photos on all my recipes next time I make them.

LAYERED LETTUCE SALAD
1 package of 3 Romaine hearts, torn in small bite size pieces
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup celery, finely diced
1 cucumber, diced
1/2 red pepper and 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
2 cups frozen peas (run hot water over in a colander and drain)
1 box of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 can mandarin oranges
1 cup maraschino cherries

Topping
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream

1 pkg. grated cheddar cheese
1 cup diced, crisp-cooked bacon
sliced almonds (it called for Almond Accents honey roasted sliced almonds but we could not find them so we used plain)

Layer ingredients in order given.

Combine sugar, sour cream and mayonnaise. Spread over top of salad. Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over all, then bacon, then sprinkle almonds.

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or for as long as overnight.

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