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lettuce cake with vegetables and cheese
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Salad Torte or Lettuce Cake

A stunning layered salad cake or torte with lettuce, vegetables, ham, and cheese and topped with a creamy yogurt dressing.
Course Salads
Cuisine German
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 383kcal
Author Adina

Ingredients

  • 1 lettuce
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 8 thin slices of cooked ham
  • 1 small bunch of scallions
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 6 small cheese slices
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5.5 oz salami thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ small onion
  • small bunch of parsley
  • small bunch of chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Line springform with salad: Separate the lettuce leaves; you will need the largest leaves. Wash and dry them very thoroughly using some kitchen paper. Next, line the base and the sides of a springform (about 26 cm/10-inch diameter) with the salad leaves. Keep a few of them to place on top of the salad after layering all the other ingredients.

Layers:

  • Large lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced ham
  • Thinly sliced scallions
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced radishes
  • Sliced cheese
  • Sliced eggs
  • Sliced salami
  • More lettuce leaves to cover the salad.

Finish:

  • Wrap: Place a double layer of plastic foil on top. The foil should be placed directly over the salad and not on the sides of the springform.
  • Refrigerate: Find a heavy pan that fits in the springform, fill it with water and carefully place it on top of the salad. Next, place the springform on a larger platter lined with some kitchen paper. This will absorb the juices that might be coming out from the salad. Place in the fridge and leave overnight.
  • Transfer: Remove the pan, foil, and springform ring shortly before serving. Carefully transfer the salad onto a serving platter.

Dressing (See note):

  • Mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, paprika, sugar, lemon juice, finely chopped onion, finely chopped parsley, and chives. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place in a serving bowl or jug and serve on the side.

Notes

Original dressing: 1 small jar Miracle Whip mixed with 250 ml/ 1 cup heavy cream and the rest of the ingredients on the list.
I prefer the Greek yogurt version.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 1302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g