The Best Traditional Xmas Layered Salad

This is a quick and easy refreshing summer salad that you can make ahead for Xmas as it does need refrigerating. Pairs perfectly with

seafood or any winner and is sure to look good on the Xmas table.


  • 1/2 lettuce shredded
  • 2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 egg hard-boiled
  • 250 g mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 125 g tasty cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 2 tbs French mustard
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 6 shallots chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 bacon rashers chopped
  • 2 tbs parsley chopped optional


  • Place lettuce in a salad bowl.
  • Sprinkle peas over lettuce.
  • Push eggs through a sieve. Combine with mushrooms and spread over the peas.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Combine, in a separate bowl, the sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, shallots and mayonnaise. Mix well and spread over the cheese.
  • Fry bacon until crisp, drain. Sprinkle over the dressing.
  • Top with tomato cut into wedges, then sprinkle with the parsley.
  • Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.