Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a bit different from the others because it contains water chestnuts! Great large family salad or for parties!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill the bottom of a large bowl 3/4 full of lettuce.
  2. Next layer - chopped celery.
  3. Next layer - chopped green onions.
  4. Next layer - frozen petite peas.
  5. Next layer - water chestnuts, place flat do not overlap
  6. Next layer - Carefully spread the mayo over the water chestnuts - sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Next layer - Sprinkle cheese and top with bacon.
  8. Refrigerate this overnight for best results and just before serving mix up - if you mix sooner it will get soggy.
Most Helpful

My sister-in-law introduced me to this recipe except she omitted the cheese and placed hard boiled egg slivers. I thought it was delicious!!! My husband prefers more sugar and strictly Hellman's. But it is an all time fave in our house.

cabinfeverjen June 25, 2008

I love 7 layer salad! This was very good! I did add a touch of vinegar to the dressing, halved the recipe, and left out the bacon and cheese. Thanks!

Sharon123 December 05, 2007

We made this for my mom, she loves pea salads. I used romaine lettuce and bacon bits in a jar. The flavors were stronger than what she is used too and the dressing needed a little more flavor. I think this would be a very versatile recipe to adapt to personal tastes and will try this again at a later date.

Cookin' Mommy July 15, 2007