Seven Layer Salad

7 layer salad Collage

This seven layer salad is an amazingly easy and tasty dish that is ALWAYS  huge hit at family and church functions!  This is a recipe from my grandmother who, at age 87, still makes this salad when we go visit her in Tennessee.  We are going to make this for our annual cook out at the local shelter this year.  I’m sure it will be a huge hit!  You can really get as creative as you like with this recipe.  I have seen people use red onions in place of green onions and also cauliflower is a great addition.  My kids request it every time they see me making it for someone else LOL I’m sure it will quickly become a favorite at your house too!

Gather your ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce – rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Prepare the salad:

  1. Brown bacon, crumble and set aside
  2. Mix Mayonnaise and sugar for dressing and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, place 1/2 lettuce, 1/2 celery, 1/2 onion, 1/2 green peas, and 1/2 cheese then top with 1/2 of mayonnaise mixture and 1/2 of bacon. Layer remaining ingredients in the same order.
  4. Garnish with onions and cheese.
  5. ENJOY!

5 Replies to “Seven Layer Salad”

  1. I love 7 layer salads and this is nice because you divide up the ingredients so you get all the goodies! One question I have – the picture shows dressing on top of the salad too. Do you layer half the dressing in the middle of the salad and save half for the top? The directions show that you add all the dressing to the first layer so that there is no dressing on top?

    1. Thank you so much for catching that, Gail! It is 1/2 on the first layer and 1/2 on top 🙂 I fixed it in the post.

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