Love bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon? Well here they are, stacked along with spring's best produce and finished with an everything bagel inspired dressing (which you can also use on any non-vertical salad). If asparagus are more your thing, swap them out for the peas.
Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel
Print
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
40 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved crosswise
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 8 cups baby arugula (about 5 ounces)
  • 6 radishes, quartered
  • 1 cup broccoli or alfalfa sprouts
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups bagel chips, slightly crushed 

Directions

Special equipment: a straight-sided 3-quart tall glass bowl or four 16-ounce wide-mouth glass jars with lids

Toss the onions with 2 tablespoons each vinegar and cold water and a large pinch of salt in a small bowl. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. (The onions will turn bright pink.) Strain. 

Meanwhile, put the eggs in a medium saucepan, and add water to cover by an inch. Bring to a boil, add the peas, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes. Run the eggs and peas under cold water to cool. Remove the shells, and cut the eggs into wedges. 

Pulse the milk, cream cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into a small bowl, and stir in the sesame seeds, poppy seeds and onion flakes. Refrigerate the dressing, covered, until ready to serve. 

Using a 3-quart tall glass bowl for 1 large salad or four 16-ounce wide-mouth glass jars with lids for 4 individual salads, make a first layer with half the arugula, then add the following in separate layers: the radishes, half the broccoli, the smoked salmon, the remaining arugula, the remaining broccoli, the pickled onions, bagel chips, snap peas and eggs. Sprinkle the top with poppy seeds. (The salad can be put together, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 hours before serving.) 

If making 1 salad, just before serving, transfer it to a large bowl, toss with about half the dressing and season with salt and pepper. If making 4 salads, add dressing to each jar, season with salt and pepper, cover with the lid and shake to coat. Serve the remaining dressing on the side.

Cook's Note

To achieve pretty, defined layers, be sure to layer more on the sides. It's OK if there isn't enough of an ingredient to fill the middle.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Peking Duck Spring Rolls

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Double-Layer Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Smith Island Layer Cake

Recipe courtesy of Mary Ada Marshall

Five Layer Mexican Dip

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Healthy Seven Layer Dip

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Wedge Salad

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Carrot Salad

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

On TV

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10pm | 9c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here