The Classic 7-Layer Salad

The Classic 7-Layer Salad is a timeless dish that typically includes layers of crisp vegetables, cheese, and a creamy dressing. Here’s a simple recipe for you:


For the Salad:

1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
For the Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Salad:
In a large, clear serving bowl, layer the ingredients in the following order: chopped iceberg lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, diced red bell pepper, thawed frozen peas, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped red onion, and crumbled bacon.
Prepare the Dressing:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, salt, and pepper until well combined. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Assemble the Salad:
Spread the dressing evenly over the top of the layered salad, making sure to cover the entire surface.
Chill and Serve:
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Chilling allows the flavors to meld and the salad to set.
Before serving, gently toss the salad to combine the layers and dressing.

You can garnish the top with additional bacon, cheese, or fresh herbs if desired.
Enjoy this classic 7-Layer Salad as a side dish for picnics, potlucks, or family gatherings. The layers create a beautiful presentation, and the combination of flavors is always a crowd-pleaser!

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