My mom used to belong to the Women’s Institute when I lived on the farm. This salad often appeared at family functions with different variations. I was surprised to see it again at a recent birthday party, brought along by our friends Jack and Carlos. This was Jack’s version. If you leave out the bacon it is VEGAN!
Chop up romaine lettuce and spinach and place in the bottom of a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish.
Add the following in layers –
1 cup shredded celery
6 hard boiled eggs chopped
10 oz. frozen peas
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
8 green onions sliced
6 oz. sliced water chestnuts
8 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
Dressing – 1 cup mayonnaise + 1 cup sour cream + 2 Tablespoons sugar. Spread the dressing over the bacon layer!
Top with –
1 cup grated medium cheddar
8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon.
Cover with Saran wrap and place in refrigerator for 24 hours!! Trust me on this one…it sets better…
When ready to serve cut into squares and place on chilled salad plates.