Cake Pan Layered Salad Recipe

Cake Pan Layered Salad Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Catherine's Plates via YouTube


This hearty and filling salad recipe from Catherine’s Plates is one of the best salads for the spring season. With layers of spring favorites and a flavorful dressing, this one will surely steal the spotlight. Once you try this one out, you’ll never go back to your usual salad side, trust me. 


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With just a few ingredients that might be in your kitchen already, you’ll be able to pull off this salad in just 30 minutes. It’s perfect for those spring gatherings with your family or potluck parties you’ll attend. Learn the full recipe by watching the video below.


  • 5 0z spring mix, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked to golden brown & crispy, divided
  • 6 large eggs, hard-boiled, peeled, and cut into pieces, divided
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 green onions, sliced thinly


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk


Step 1

To start, cook the bacon in the oven at 45 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes and boil the eggs in a large water pot over high heat. Once done, peel and chop the ingredients accordingly and set them aside. Now, layer the chopped spring mix on the bottom of the casserole dish followed by the chopped iceberg lettuce, half of the diced red onion, chopped cucumber, half of the chopped cooked bacon, half of the boiled eggs, and half of the shredded cheddar cheese.

Layering the cake pan spring salad
Image credits: Catherine’s Plates via YouTube

Step 2

For the dressing, take a large mixing bowl and combine 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp white vinegar, 2 tbsp white granulated sugar, 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 2 tbsp milk. Mix until well combined. Drizzle it all over the top of the salad nicely and evenly. Lastly, layer the remaining ingredients: eggs, bacon, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, shredded cheddar cheese, cherry tomatoes, and green onions. Serve and enjoy!

Assembling the cake pan springtime salad recipe
Image credits: Catherine’s Plates via YouTube

Cake Pan Layered Salad Recipe

Cake Pan Layered Salad Recipe

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