7 ~ layer salad

7layer salad

Seven layer salad is one of my favorite salads ever! It’s so old school and was served and nearly every family function as a child. It holds lots of memories for me. Like when I was little I only ate the hard boiled eggs and the bacon! It is a very simple dish, just chop everything and put together. There is one key element to this salad, YOU MUST MAKE AHEAD!! I always make the night before and it really needs the time to set and all the flavors to meld. I promise this is a crucial step!
7~layer salad
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
3-5 green onions, chopped (whites & greens)
3 stalks celery, sliced thin
1 small bag frozen peas (throw in boiling water for 2 mins, drain and set to side)
4-6 hard boiled eggs, sliced
4-6 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
1-2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1 T lemon juice
3 T sugar *
Mix all the dressing ingredients together and set to side, it should be kind of thin at this point like salad dressing, not watery! * If you use a sweet mayo like miracle whip you do not need to add the sugar! I like to add a tablespoon at a time and taste! You can always add more!
To layer salad, I love to do in a big giant bowl and I do 2 layers! Start with lettuce, pepper, onion, celery, peas, eggs, repeat. Then top with dressing, cheese, bacon crumbles and chives. Cover and refrigerate over night.
xoxo. Mama Bird

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