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.
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.
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.
Oh my gosh - this was so good!! I had been looking for a recipe for 7 layer salad and this one is perfect. I used Boston Lettuce and it really held it's texture. We had leftovers the following day and it was just as good. And yes I was asked for the recipe.
i cant believe this salad does'nt have more reviews then it has this is an OUTSTANDING SALAD i used the yogurt in the dressing very good i also added 2 hard boiled eggs sliced and arranged on top of the salad with the bacon and cheese thank you for sharing
I've made this recipe for years, except with just mayo for dressing. This was soooooo much better. Took it to a pot lunch today and everyone wanted the recipe, it was fabulous. I didn't use cucumber in mine, I used water chestnuts and I increased to 1 lb. bacon.
Very good salad! I used romain lettuce b/c it is a lot cheaper where I live. Turned out to be too much dressing for us though, so I will use less next time. Will also use green onion instead of red. Thanks so much for a great recipe!
This is a classic salad that makes a great presentation. I subbed shredded carrots for the celery and finely diced ham for the bacon. I also included the ham layer under the dressing instead of on top. I agree with another poster that said that mayo is the key, and not Miracle Whip. I prepared this for a Labor Day weekend cookout and came home with an empty bowl.
The first time I made this was in college about 24 years ago. I was the most popular girl in the complex, because I feed everyone a decent meal. I still make it to this day, and now my kids love it. One thing, I never use Miracle Whip for the dressing. I have seen others use it and it is too sweet. You know how some people grew up with Miracle Whip an some on Hellman's/Best Foods? We were a Hellman's family! I also like to add thin sliced carrots and green onions.
Everybody loves this salad. Only change I make is to squeeze a clove of garlic into the dressing and give it a good shake of cayenne. Also like to use romaine lettuce.