Layered Salad


Behold a symphony of textures and tastes in a vibrant, retro-inspired layered salad! Imagine a canvas of crisp shredded lettuce, its verdant hues an excellent counterpoint to the pops of emerald green onions and the vibrant celery ribbons dancing between them. Frozen peas, like tiny emeralds, add a playful burst of sweetness, while water chestnuts, with their translucent gleam and subtle crunch, offer a delightful textural surprise.

But the true magic lies in the dressing. Picture a creamy swirl of Helman’s mayonnaise, its rich, tangy embrace gently sweetened with a touch of sugar. This luscious blanket bathes the salad in a comforting, nostalgic glow reminiscent of childhood picnics and family gatherings.

And the crowning glory? Slices of ruby-red tomato, their juicy sweetness breaking through the creamy richness, and hard-boiled egg wedges, their golden yolks adding a touch of sunshine. Each bite is a delightful explosion of flavors and textures, a playful dance on the tongue that leaves you wanting more.

This is not just a salad; it’s a time capsule, a taste of simpler times, and a testament to the enduring power of classic comfort food. So grab a fork, dive in, and let the nostalgia wash over you with every delicious mouthful.


A vintage handwritten recipe card for a classic layered salad made with lettuce, green onions, celery, frozen peas, water chestnuts, mayonnaise, sugar, tomato, and egg wedges.
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  • shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 2 cups Helman's mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • tomato
  • egg wedges


  • Line a pan with 1/2-inch shredded lettuce.
  • Layer with 1/4 cup green onions, chopped, 1/2 cup celery, sprinkled with 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and one can of sliced water chestnuts.
  • Spread 2 cups Helman's mayonnaise on top and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar on top.
  • Garnish with tomato slices and egg wedges.

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Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Layered Salad, Lettuce, Salad

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