If you want to impress your guests with a fancy little salad, this is super easy to do and makes for a fun start to your meal.
4 cups of lettuce (your choice)
1/2 cup sliced or diced tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup sliced pickled beets
1/4 cup salad dressing (I used a Caesar Vinaigrette)
2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish
Mix the lettuce with the dressing. Using a mold or form, start layer lettuce with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and beets, pressing down tightly until form is filled. Chill for fifteen to twenty minutes then remove from form. If you have an individual form you can use (like a silicone cupcake form) you can easily unmold on your individual serving plates. If you are making the salad in one big form, you may need an extra set of hands to get it out of the mold then divided into individual servings.
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