Seven-Layer Salad Recipe

A classic Seven-Layer Salad is a vibrant, colorful dish perfect for potlucks, barbecues, and family gatherings. This layered salad combines crisp vegetables, creamy dressing, and savory bacon for a delightful taste and texture in every bite.


  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup green peas, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
  • Wash and chop the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy, then crumble it.
  • Thaw the peas if using frozen ones.
  1. Layer the Salad:
  • In a large, clear salad bowl or trifle dish, start with a layer of chopped lettuce at the bottom.
  • Add a layer of halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Follow with a layer of diced cucumber.
  • Add a layer of green peas.
  • Sprinkle a layer of finely chopped red onion.
  • Top with a layer of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Add the crumbled bacon as the final layer.
  1. Prepare the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  1. Top the Salad with Dressing:
  • Spread the dressing evenly over the top layer of the salad, sealing the edges to keep the freshness of the ingredients.
  1. Garnish:
  • Sprinkle the chopped fresh chives over the dressing for a touch of color and flavor.
  1. Chill and Serve:
  • Cover the salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Serve chilled, and enjoy the delicious layers of flavors and textures!

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