7 Layer Salad Recipe

7 Layer Salad

7 layer salad recipe

The 7-layer salad looks great. I usually make it with meat or chicken, Cheddar cheese, red onion, peas, lettuce, and cauliflower but you can vary the type of cheese, onions, etc.

Sister in law made layered salad always, but I was never impressed. The glob of mayo on top turned me off and it always felt like it needed mixing up to avoid a bite of one ingredient. 

Then my friend came over for a cookout and I watched her mix up a salad, lettuce, mozzarella cheese, peas, and optional onions. then she tossed it all with the mayo and sugar dressing. OMG, it was so amazing. 

I started making it this way and my inlaws and parents declared it their favorite salad and requested it at all get-togethers. Then just throwing this out as an alternative to a great salad. 

Mayo goes on right before serving and makes sure the lettuce is dry to avoid being runny. I rinse lettuce the day before and dry it in the fridge with paper towels.

How To Make seven layer salad recipe

To make this recipe layer salad you'll need the following ingredients:


For salad:

  • 1 Large head of iceberg lettuce - rinsed, then dried, and chopped
  • 1 Red onion (chopped)
  • Meat or chicken
  • 1 (10-ounce) package of frozen green peas, thawed
  • Avocado
  • 10 ounces of shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped cauliflower

For dressing:

  • 1 ¼ cups of mayonnaise
  • ⅔ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar


Start by placing the meat or chicken in a large skillet then cooking over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 9 minutes. 

After that, place the chopped lettuce in your large glass dish or bowl as you like; then top with a layer of red onion, shredded cheese, peas,  avocado, cauliflower, and the meat or chicken.

Next, Whisk parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise, and sugar in the bowl until smooth. And drizzle over salad then refrigerate until chilled. and Enjoy this salad!

If you like this seven-layer salad recipe, you may be interested in some of our other delicious salad recipes: California Spaghetti Salad Recipe or Cobb Salad and Italian shrimp tortellini pasta salad.

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