Seven Layer Side Salad

I come from a long line of bad salad makers. When it came to making salad to go with dinner growing up, both my mom, and my grandmother both resorted to throwing bagged lettuce on a plate and calling it good. When Derek and I got married, this was my go to method of salad preparation, and Derek went the last seven years with basically never once touching his salad. 

We've been doing the Six Sister's Stuff meal plans for about three weeks now, and I've been loving all the new easy recipes and inspiration we've been getting. It's really upping my side dish game each week. This seven layer salad is an easy weeknight side dish, and only takes a few minutes to make as long as you have some bacon and eggs prepped before hand. This salad is also responsible for teaching my kids that they like har boiled egg yolks (they used to only eat the whites), and ranch dressing. So all good thing have come from this. 

3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
5 hard boiled eggs, chopped
8oz bacon, cooked and chooped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen peas

In a large bowl (I used a nine inch pie plate), layer the lettuce, celery, eggs, bacon, cherry tomatoes, green onions, cheese, and peas. Serve with a salad dressing of your choosing. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days. 

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