American Layered Salad

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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This perfect picnic food looks amazing when packed into individual mason jars, though it is a bit fiddly. Alternatively at home, use a large bowl.

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recipe updated Mar 23, 2020


  • Bacon icon
    1 slice (None)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    200g (about 2 cups)
  • Fresh chives icon
    Fresh chives
    as needed
  • Lettuce icon
    as needed
  • Tomato icon
    3 (420g)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (135g)
  • Cucumber icon
    1 (300g)
  • Egg icon
    6 (300g)
  • Water icon
    500ml (2⅛ cups)
  • Sour cream icon
    Sour cream
    200ml (¾ cup)
  • Mayonnaise icon
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    2 tsp (10g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Frozen corn icon
    Frozen corn
    200g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Frozen peas icon
    Frozen peas
    200g (about 1¾ cups)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Simmering basket
  • kCook icon Water bath
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large glass bowl

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  1. Add bacon to a clean frying pan
  2. Fry in frying pan until crispy
  3. Transfer bacon to small bowl then set aside
  4. Add cheddar cheese to the TM5 bowl
  5. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  6. Mix - approx 10 sec, speed 9
  7. Transfer cheese to small bowl
  8. Rinse TM5 bowl
  9. Add egg to the simmering basket
  10. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  11. Arrange simmering basket
  12. Cook - approx 14 min, varoma, speed 4
  13. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to water bath
  14. Once cooled, peel and slice. - Measure even quantities of mayo and sour cream into a mixing bowl, add snipped chives, Dijon and seasoning to taste and mix thoroughly. Set aside
  15. Mix sour cream and mayonnaise into a clean medium bowl
  16. Add fresh chives and dijon mustard to the medium bowl
  17. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  18. Mix until well combined then set aside
  19. Add lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, frozen corn and frozen peas to a clean large glass bowl
  20. Transfer bacon to large glass bowl
  21. Transfer cheese to large glass bowl
  22. Transfer content of simmering basket to large glass bowl
  23. Transfer content of medium bowl to large glass bowl
  24. Press down on each vegetable layer as assembling so the salad is compact
  25. Cover and refrigerate to completely chill a few hours or even overnight
  26. Serve
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