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I've made this recipe a few times now and it turned out great every times. I made just a few adjustments - exchanged a can of sliced water chestnuts, coarsely chopped for the cucumber and omitted the hard boiled egg. The seasoned salt really makes the dressing, although I cut back a bit since 2t. is pretty salty. I also always use Hellman's mayo w/olive oil.

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Kyrashallen December 24, 2010

OMG. This was so easy to make. I used my mandolin for all the veggies. I thought the dressing tasted a little funny as I made it, but once I had it WITH the salad....WOW. No one could stop eating this and I was more than happy to take what little leftovers of it we had, home. I made it about 24 hours ago, and just had another bowl and was happy to find out that it really WASN'T soggy and just as good! Definitely a keeper!! THANK YOU for submitting this!

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Denise Nachtigal April 13, 2009

Terrific in every way! My wife made this in the morning for an extended family dinner later that day. Cooled down wonderfully in the reffer, and made us all think of summer when we shared it at dinner. Two slight changes my wife made to this recipe: used Romaine lettuce in place of Iceberg; and a pound of bacon in place of the 1/2 lb suggested. Tasty.

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RedJim March 25, 2015

I made this for a gathering and it was a big hit. I was worried that it might make too much dressing for the greens, but that wasn't the case. I added one chopped tomato over the dressing -around the edge for color. I removed about half of the tomato pulp before adding, as I didn't want to water down the dressing. The red really popped against the trifle bowl. This salad is not only delicious, but makes for a gorgeous display.

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Roswell Mom June 30, 2013

I love, love, love this recipe! My mom made this a lot when I was younger but always felt that there was too much mayo in hers. She lost her recipe so this one has taken it's place. This 7 layer salad turned out absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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smp108 July 21, 2010

Everyone thought the salad was wonderful...my friend who does not like peas ate it. She said that it was the best salad she every had.

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Regina J. May 06, 2010

This ia a good salad but when i make it i use bacon bits instead of regular bacon and for the dressing i use hellmans mayo and mix lemon juice,and sugar,also fresh dill in it and omit the hard boiled everyone always loves it!

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kimber381 April 02, 2010

I added some thinly diced green and red sweet pepper and also some small diced smoked turkey along with small pieces of cooked bacon. I grated the hardboiled eggs to go on top. I used shredded mozzarella cheese. I also used red onion instead of scallions. I guess I had 10 layers.I did use less dressing and a very large oval glass bowl. Beautiful and great tasting! Thanks. I served with marinated salmon steaks.

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Montana Heart Song September 04, 2009

I have been making this forever and it has always been a family favorite. The only difference is I don't add the cheddar and use sliced tomatoes or grape tomatoes instead of the cheese. I also add a can of drained sliced water chestnuts on top of the peas for added crunch. GREAT salad. The red onion gives it great flavor.

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Epi Curious May 01, 2009

The foil pan that I brought this in to a small pot luck gathering was scraped clean! It is a beautiful salad. The use of seasoned salt was different from the traditional 7 layer salad. I omitted the cucumber, used the thinly sliced red onion rather than the scallions, used sour cream rather than yogurt in the dressing and included the optional chopped hard-boiled eggs. Made it the night before and refrigerated it until the following day.

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Marie Nixon March 22, 2009
Yummy 7 Layer Salad