7-Layer Salad: A Culinary Masterpiece of Flavor and Color

Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure with Emy’s 7-Layer Salad—a vibrant and flavorful feast that delights the senses. This colorful creation combines crisp vegetables, succulent chicken, crispy bacon, and a zesty homemade dressing to create a dish that is as visually appealing as it is delicious. Let’s dive into the delightful journey of assembling and savoring this culinary masterpiece.


For the Salad:

  1. 12 ounces bacon
  2. 2 medium heads of Romaine lettuce
  3. 4 cooked chicken breasts
  4. 4 boiled eggs
  5. 1 large avocado, sliced
  6. 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  7. 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  8. 1 cup feta cheese
  9. 4 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

For the Salad Dressing:

  1. 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  2. 2 tablespoons mustard
  3. 2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely chopped
  4. 0.67 cups extra virgin olive oil
  5. Salt, to taste
  6. Black pepper, to taste

How to Assemble this Delightful Salad:

Step 1:

  1. Prepare Bacon and Eggs: Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry until brown and crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to cool. Cook 2 of the eggs until hard-boiled, then peel and quarter them.
  2. Prep Romaine Lettuce: Cut the Romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces, rinse thoroughly, and spin it dry. Arrange the lettuce in a large serving dish.
  3. Layer the Salad: Arrange the remaining salad ingredients (chicken, hard-boiled eggs, avocado slices, halved cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions, crumbled feta cheese, and crispy bacon) in rows on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle finely chopped parsley over the salad for a fresh burst of flavor.

Step 2:

  1. Prepare the Salad Dressing: In a Mason jar, combine balsamic vinegar, mustard, finely chopped garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Seal the jar and shake well to combine all the dressing ingredients.

Step 3:

  1. Drizzle the Dressing: Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the salad. You can either do this yourself or let your guests add their own dressing to taste.

Step 4:

  1. Serve and Enjoy: Present Emy’s 7-Layer Salad to your guests and enjoy the burst of flavors and textures that each layer brings. Dig in and savor this colorful and delicious masterpiece!

There you have it! Emy’s 7-Layer Salad, a culinary work of art that promises to please both the eyes and the palate. Dive into this delightful creation, relishing each layer of goodness that comes together to create a harmonious and satisfying dish. Enjoy!

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