7 Layered Salad, {Granny's Recipe}

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A classic 70's dish, 7-Layer Salad can be made a day ahead, easy to carry to gatherings, lovely to look at when assembled in a glass bowl.  It is certainly a crowd pleaser. 

The 7 Layered Salad has been around for a long time even though as a newlywed in the 70's, I thought that it was my Mother's original creation (smiles).

You could guarantee that this salad was going be on our Thanksgiving and Christmas menu.

The salad is an easy dish to put together and looks magnificent when you're done.

You can vary the ingredients according to your tastes although, peas are traditional.

The biggest choice is whether to use mayonnaise or salad dressing?  Mother used Miracle Whip, but my husband is a huge fan of mayonnaise, so that is what we use today!

7 Layered Salad

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. peas, canned, drained (I used frozen)
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip Salad Dressing (I used mayonnaise)
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (more if you like)
  • 8 slices bacon, crumbled

Fry the bacon crisp, drain it and put on paper towel to remove as much grease as possible.

Shred the lettuce and spread in a layer on the bottom of a large salad bowl.

Add a layer of celery.

Then a layer of green onion.

Then a layer of frozen peas.

Add the peas frozen, don't thaw them.

Keep each layer separate, don't mix together.

Spread mayonnaise in a layer on top of the peas.

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the mayonnaise layer.

Add the crumbled bacon on top.

Cover with food wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight.   
Kay Little
Kay Little

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