Seven Layer Salad (Make Forward) ~ Cooks with Cocktails


This seven layer salad is a staple in any respect our household vacation dinners like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. It additionally reveals up at potlucks and barbecues all year long. It’s so good, really easy, and it’s a make forward salad so its a complete time saver for when your internet hosting dinner.

The layered salad thought isn’t a brand new one. Its a facet dish that has been to each form of potluck you’ll be able to consider from funerals, child showers and yard barbecues. Many households have their very own model of how they make this favourite and that is ours. 🙂 

We at all times make this recipe with turkey dinner and sometimes after we do a ham and scalloped potatoes dinner. We’re positive it is going to develop into your favourite salad too. Belief us and provides it a go!

What You Want

  • a glass bowl to make the salad in so you’ll be able to see all of the layers
  • lengthy serving instruments (spoons or forks)
  • a pot for making the laborious boiled eggs

What makes the layers in layered salad?

Our model tends to lean towards conventional, however its “at all times” completed this manner as a result of its so rattling good.

  • 1st layer (on the underside): crispy romaine lettuce
  • 2nd layer: buttery laborious boiled eggs
  • third layer: candy little peas
  • 4th layer: then a layer of dressing
  • fifth layer: my favourite Gruyere cheese (of you need to use what you want)
  • sixth layer: crispy bits of smoky bacon
  • seventh layer: contemporary chives.

Then while you take a portion and put it in your plate, all of it will get blended collectively and the mixture of flavors is excellent. It’s fairly a reasonably salad too and the dressing couldn’t be simpler.

Layer Tip: If you wish to add onions, you’d add them earlier than the laborious boiled eggs or the peas.

Layer Choices

Don’t suppose that you need to follow the layers that we at all times have in our salad. Be at liberty to experiment a bit should you like to fit your personal tastes.  Some choices for layers are:

  • iceberg lettuce
  • crimson onions,
  • avocado,
  • peppers,
  • mushrooms,
  • carrots,
  • celery…
  • floor beef or turkey
  • add chopped ham as an alternative of bacon

The checklist might go on, however you get the drift.  You may as well change up the cheese should you like.  Gruyere is my private favourite, which should you learn this weblog usually, however you could possibly go along with cheddar,  monterey jack, emmental, or anything which you could simply grate.

Can You Make It Forward of Time?

Sure!  One factor we love about this salad is which you could make it forward of time and throw it within the fridge. It gained’t get soggy or wilted because the dressing is separated from the greens.

This makes it an thought salad for any banquet you’re internet hosting. Something you are able to do forward of time is golden!

We don’t advocate making it greater than 1 day forward of time although. Any longer and issues wont style as contemporary.

How To Serve This Salad

Don’t combine it up. That is one salad that you just don’t toss! You simply serve it with two spoons and inform folks to dig all the way down to the underside to get a bit of little bit of all of the layers. Then it is going to combine on their plate!

Because the layers don’t get blended, this salad makes fairly good leftovers too! I personally love this salad the subsequent day too!

I wouldn’t be stunned if this salad, or some variation of it, turns into a staple at your loved ones dinners too.  Take pleasure in!

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Seven Layer Salad

This seven layer salad is a staple in any respect our vacation household dinners. It is so good, really easy, and you can also make it forward of time so its nice for saving time or when you find yourself requested to “carry a dish”.


Course: Aspect Dish

Delicacies: Canadian

Key phrase: layered salad, seven layer salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 20 hours

chill within the fridge: 4 hours

Servings: 10

Energy: 297kcal

Writer: Julie & Debbie


  • 5 cups romaine lettuce hearts washed and chopped
  • 4 laborious boiled eggs sliced
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 5-6 slices cooked bacon diced, cooked and fats drained
  • 3-4 tbsp chives or inexperienced onions


  • Get out a big glass bowl. Its greatest if the perimeters are at the least 6 inches excessive.

  • Place the chopped romaine within the bowl first.

  • Slice up the laborious boiled eggs in rounds and organize them on high of the romaine in a layer.

  • Sprinkle the peas on high of the eggs.

  • Place dollops of the mayonnaise across the salad on high of the peas after which unfold it to cowl the entire high of the pea layer.

  • Sprinkle the salad with the cheese, bacon and chives or inexperienced onions.

  • Serve straight away or cowl and refrigerate till you’re able to serve.


Serving: 1g | Energy: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fats: 28g | Saturated Fats: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g


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