Monday, July 23, 2012

hearty 6 layer salad

This is a quick and easy make ahead salad and is perfect for bbq's for potlucks. This is also a taste of home recipe.

1-1/2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups shredded lettuce
3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 green onions, chopped
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
Place the lettuce in a 2-1/2-qt. glass serving bowl; top with pasta and eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer with chicken and peas. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until blended; spread over top. Refrigerate, covered, for several hours or overnight.
Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 12 servings.

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