Seven Layer Salad

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This isn’t our first “rodeo”..🌸 My mom hosted the original triple-B-day-luau 14 years, how time flies.

I was searching for a colorful salad to serve at our Hawaiian themed party on Saturday when I stumbled upon this old favorite. I must be feeling nostalgic this week as I keep craving all of the stuff I made back in the day when no one in my family was watching their waistlines or their cholesterol!

img-thingWasn’t it fun to cook back then? 

This salad is so easy to assemble and yet it consistently garners rave reviews. 

I always serve in a glass trifle bowl so the beautiful layers are visible.




  •  SALAD:
  • 2 heads Iceberg Lettuce, Chopped
  • 8 ounces, fluid Baby Spinach, Washed And Dried

  •  Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 8 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
  • 16 ounces, weight Bacon, Cooked And Chopped
  • 4 whole Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1 bunch Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 8 ounces, weight Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1 bag (10 Ounce) Frozen Peas, Partially Thawed
  • 1/2 cup (Real) Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (more To Taste)
  •  Fresh Dill, Chopped

Preparation Instructions

In a clear glass bowl, layer salad ingredients in the order they appear above, concentrating ingredients around the perimeter of the bowl and filling in the center with lettuce, if needed. End with the layer of peas.

Combine dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Pour over the top of the peas and spread to cover, bringing dressing all the way out to the edges of the bowl. Sprinkle with fresh dill.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Toss just before serving.

The only thing I would add to this recipe is a caution about using too much lettuce on the bottom. A thin, well shredded layer is plenty. Also, I prefer chopped red onion instead of green onions..they pack more flavor and the purple color looks great.  Lastly, leave room at the top so your guests can toss the salad a bit without want them to taste all seven layers!

Recipe above from Ree Drummond’s  Pioneer Woman collection. 

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