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7 Layer Salad

I’ve tried several different versions of 7 Layer Salad over the years. Apparently, the ingredients that make up those magical 7 layers vary depending on who’s constructing the salad. But my favorite, by far, is the one that my sister makes for special occasions. 

It is de-li-cious!

When I found out the salad had English peas and mayonnaise I was prepared to be disgusted. I don’t like English peas. At all. And I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise either. But when you combine the peas and mayo with the other ingredients (1 of which is BACON – need I say more?) the result is amazing!


7 Layer Salad


1 head of lettuce, washed and shredded

1 can of English peas, drained

small onion, chopped fine (use more or less depending on your taste)

1 pkg (12-16 oz.) bacon, cooked (make it crispy!) and crumbled

1 cup sour cream

½ cup mayonnaise

dash of Worcestershire sauce (If you struggle with pronouncing that “W” word, you need to check out this video.)

salt & pepper to taste

1 8 oz bag shredded cheese (sharp cheddar is the best)

Directions:7 layer salad graphic

Combine sour cream, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, salt, & pepper to taste), set aside.

In a glass bowl, layer one on top of the other: lettuce, peas, onion, and bacon.

Next spread the sour cream/mayo mixture evenly over the bacon layer.

Top with cheese.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 ½ hours.



Does your family make a 7 Layer Salad? What ingredients do you use?


photo credit: pirate johnny via photopincc

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.

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2 Responses to 7 Layer Salad

  1. Kelly March 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Sounds yummy!! Thanks for sharing my video! 🙂

    • Candy March 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

      It is, Kelly! Let me know if you try it. 🙂 I loved your video…I know others will appreciate finally having that age-old question answered.

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