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Southern 7 Layer Salad in a Mason Jar

 
One serving costs about $0.95

$0.95 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 gluten-free,gluten free salad Southern
spoonacular Score:39%

Spoonacular Score: 39%

 

Southern 7 Layer Salad in a Mason Jar might be just the Southern recipe you are searching for. For 95 cents per serving, this recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 325 calories, 7g of protein, and 23g of fat per serving. 6 people have made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up bacon, eggs, lettuce, and a few other things to make it today. It works well as a very affordable side dish. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 43%. This score is good. Try Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salad, Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake, and Southern Sour Cream- Coconut Layer Cake for similar recipes.

Southern works really well with Zinfandel, Riesling, and Sparkling Wine. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. One wine you could try is Bella Grace Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel. It has 5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 29 dollars.

Bella Grace Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

The 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel, a crimson red wine, opens with dark cherry, tobacco and mild tannins. Mid-palate flavors of holiday spice and nutmeg develop along with ripe raspberries. The finish is pleasant and slightly smoky with light notes of black pepper. Pair with red meats, hearty stews and chocolates, or with a loved one in front of the fire.

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Ingredients

Servings:
8 slices
8 slices bacon
bacon
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
2
2  eggs
eggs
5 cups
5 cups lettuce
lettuce
0.5 cups
0.5 cups mayo
mayo
2 cups
2 cups frozen peas
frozen peas
1
1  diced red bell pepper
diced red bell pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sour cream
sour cream
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sugar
sugar
1
1  red diced yellow onion
red diced yellow onion
8 slices bacon
8 slices
bacon
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
2  eggs
2
eggs
5 cups lettuce
5 cups
lettuce
0.5 cups mayo
0.5 cups
mayo
2 cups frozen peas
2 cups
frozen peas
1  diced red bell pepper
1
diced red bell pepper
0.5 cups sour cream
0.5 cups
sour cream
0.5 cups sugar
0.5 cups
sugar
1  red diced yellow onion
1
red diced yellow onion

Equipment

paper towels
paper towels
egg slicer
egg slicer
canning jar
canning jar
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
knife
knife
paper towels
paper towels
egg slicer
egg slicer
canning jar
canning jar
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
knife
knife


Instructions

  1. For dressing: in a small bowl mix together mayo, sour cream, sugar, and pepper. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Meanwhile cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool then dice into bite size pieces.
  3. Dice eggs into bite size pieces with a knife or egg slicer.
  4. To plate: I like to serve mine in large mason jars (21oz) for presentation as an entree. But can also be arranged in bowls or a large trifle dish. Add a couple spoonfuls of dressing in the bottom of the jar, top with chopped lettuce, onions, red bell pepper, peas, egg, and bacon. You can screw a lid on top of jar, shake, and then eat out of the jar or pour into a bowl and enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.13
Ingredient
8 slices bacon
½ teaspoons black pepper
2 eggs
5 cups lettuce
½ cups mayo
2 cups frozen peas
1 diced red bell pepper
½ cups sour cream
½ cups sugar
1 red diced yellow onion
Price
$2.26
$0.03
$0.48
$1.33
$0.57
$2.57
$0.60
$0.78
$0.14
$0.24
$9.00

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can use yogurt instead of mayonnaise to salads more protein rich and less heavy.

  • To make this recipe more nutritious, skip the iceberg lettuce and choose some darker leafy greens higher in vitamin K like romaine, kale, spinach, etc.

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
324 Calories
7g Protein
23g Total Fat
22g Carbs
5% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
324
16%

Fat
23g
36%

  Saturated Fat
6g
41%

Carbohydrates
22g
7%

  Sugar
17g
19%

Cholesterol
68mg
23%

Sodium
269mg
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Vitamin C
35mg
44%

Vitamin K
43µg
42%

Vitamin A
1136IU
23%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Folate
52µg
13%

Manganese
0.26mg
13%

Phosphorus
129mg
13%

Fiber
2g
12%

Vitamin B6
0.23mg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.17mg
10%

Vitamin B3
1mg
9%

Potassium
287mg
8%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Magnesium
24mg
6%

Copper
0.11mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.51mg
5%

Calcium
46mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.27µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.39µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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