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Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad

5 from 19 reviews

A delectable layer salad with peas, eggs, bacon, cheddar and a four ingredient creamy mayonnaise dressing.  It is perfect for potluck, game day, family gatherings and neighborhood socials.

Ingredients

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Dressing

  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Salad

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 1/3 cup thin sliced red onions
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 6 slices crisp cooked bacon
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
  2. In a large clear bowl or trifle dish layer the iceberg lettuce (reserving about 2 cups), tomatoes, peas and onions.  Using the sliced eggs position them on their sides. Use any extra eggs and the reserved lettuce to sturdy them.  Spread the dressing over the top and smooth to seal. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  3. Right before serving top with shredded cheese, bacon and green onions.

Notes

  • This is a large salad.  It serves at least 12 people so plan accordingly.  Leftovers are really delicious and the salad holds up fairly well for about 48 hours.
  • Spread the dressing to seal the salad.  Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate from 4 hours up to overnight.
  • Feel free to swap out any ingredient that you are not fond of or add layers for more texture and taste.
  • Don’t add the bacon, shredded cheddar or scallions until it is time to serve.
  • This salad serves very well without tossing it.
  • For perfectly peeled eggs bring a large pot of water to boil with a steamer basket.  Carefully add the eggs and steam large eggs for 15 minutes.  Plunge into ice cold water.

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