Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Seven Layer Salad with Peas

Seven Layer Salad with Peas

About 15 years ago I was at a potluck dinner and one of the dishes (brought by somebody else) was "Seven Layer Salad."  It is so simple but yet so special.  Since then I have created new twists on the oldfashioned 7-Layer-Salad:

Mexican Layered Salad

Mediteranian Many Layered Salad

Asian Seven Layer twist


Spring Life Layered Salad

I will share these 7-layer-salad versions in posts later on this year.  Today I am sharing the regular 7-layer-salad that I fell in love with so many years ago.

1 cup Bacon (fried, cooled and crumbled or chopped)                Printable Recipe
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 package frozen peas (thawed, rinsed and drained)
3 green onions (washed and chopped)
1 package fresh mushrooms (washed and sliced)
1/2 head romaine lettuce
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1 container of sour cream (16 oz)
1 package of dry ranch dip seasoning (or dry ranch salad dressing mix)

Prepare the ingredients as listed above.  Mix the sour cream and ranch dip packet together until well blended.  I like to see the beautiful layers of this salad so I use a large glass bowl (However, if you don't own one then any large serving bowl will do - stainless steel, ceramic - whatever).  Begin layering the salad and start with the lettuce first. 

The order doesn't really matter but this is the order in which I build this salad (going from the bottom of the bowl to the top):

1.  Lettuce (both the iceberg and romaine)
2.  Shredded cheese
3.  Ranch sour cream
4.  Green onions
5.  Peas
6.  Mushrooms
7.  Bacon

When you are dishing up this salad - make sure you serve all of the layers and scoop all the way down to the bottom of the bowl. 


  1. Oohh this salad sounds amazing!!! thanks for sharing :)

  2. I haven't made this in years. It's such a great salad. I think the recipe I have may call for mayo instead of sour cream. Now I'm curious. Thanks for reminding me to make it again soon!

  3. Thanks so much for posting thus. It'll be a big hit at my son's grad party!


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