Posted: 7/27/2012 12:57:14 PM
I made this salad last year for an office function we have annually: "Matter Day". When the date was announced for this year, the #2 request behind the red tomatoes, was this salad. I double the recipe and serve in in a huge 40 cup punch bowl. We served 30 with leftovers to take home. A great hit for summer time gatherings. Easy, and taste wonderful with or without the chicken.
Carol Jackson said:
Posted: 8/10/2011 12:57:50 PM
This is a wonderful take on the age-old seven layer salad.I substituted lite ranch dressing for the mayo and buttermilk. I didn't want to buy a QT of buttermilk for 1/4 cup. I had never thought of mixing ranch and pesto and it was a great combo. The peas do not need to be cooked as suggested. Just add them from the bag. I agree with others in not understanding the low rating. I will bring it to a family reunion potluck.
Posted: 8/9/2011 11:34:04 AM
Excellent! So easy to make and very filling. The pesto dressing is very flavorful. We're having this again this evening and I'm going to add pine nuts into the salad to give it an extra flair (not that it needs it).
Posted: 8/8/2011 2:50:53 PM
Great recipe. Everyone at my family get together loved the salad. MY sister asked for the recipe, served it the following week at a get together at her house and has claimed it as her new party staple.
Posted: 7/31/2011 12:26:31 PM
Grest recipe. I will make again. But next time I'll cut the red peppers in bite size pieces.
Posted: 7/30/2011 8:46:56 AM
This salad looks beautiful in a clear glass bowl. Everyone was impressed. I will be making this at all future get togethers. So easy !!
Posted: 7/29/2011 11:56:00 AM
Party Favorite. Took this salad to birthday party. What a hit. Great choices of veggies and dressing fantastic.
It's my new potluck dish.
Posted: 7/25/2011 5:47:26 PM
I too am surprised by the low rating on this recipe. This is easily a 5 star recipe, the dressing alone is worth that rating. My fussy son ate a large plate of this salad and my husband said to make it again. Looking forward to leftovers for lunch. Make this, great pot luck dish, company dish or just for your own family. Loved it.
Posted: 7/19/2011 3:53:45 PM
I can't figure out why it had such a poor star rating. My company raved about it and wanted the recipe. I plan to make this again, for sure, and have thought of several variations. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 6/30/2011 7:25:10 AM
As tasty as it is beautiful. Outstanding combo. Well worth the effort to make. A half-recipe made plenty for supper for 2, with leftover for lunch. Good even with cooling time of only 15 min. I added work for myself by choosing to use fresh peas & lettuce from our farmers market, & poaching chicken breasts. Coarsely shredded the carrots with food processor. Omitted buttermilk - just left dressing thicker.