How to Make Seven Layer Salad
Seven layer salad is an excellent idea, especially for picnics, pot lucks, and barbecues. Not only is it easy to prepare but you have plenty of choices when it comes to the ingredients for the different layers and it tastes pretty good too. This recipe used to be called “7 layer pea salad” in the 1950s because the sweet pea layer was the thickest one. Seven layer salad is a Southern salad recipe.
When learning how to make seven layer salad, you will need a clear glass bowl so you can see the different layers. A clear plastic bowl will do but do not use something you cannot see through because there is no point making a layered salad if you cannot see the layers through the bowl.
A lot of people like to use iceberg lettuce as the bottom layer because it makes a good foundation for the seven layer salad. Try to use contrasting colors because the salad will look better. Ideas for the next levels include grated carrot, chopped tomatoes, cheese, egg salad, avocado or guacamole, tuna, red onion, corn kernels, boiled egg, cottage cheese and even black beans or cooked ground beef for a south of the border touch.
Classic Seven Layer Salad
Although you can use whatever ingredients you want when learning how to make seven layer salad, you might like to start off with the classic layers which are iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, sweet peas, hard-boiled eggs, cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon.
The topping is mayonnaise or sour cream-based and there are lots of different varieties. If you cannot decide on the layers, you could always make an eight or nine layer salad instead!
Seven Layer Salad Ideas
What about making a one-color seven layer salad, contrasting seven different shades of green for example? Visually this could look really good, but you will need to mix and match the flavors and textures as much as possible, else the salad will not be interesting. Try avocado or guacamole, green peas, chopped iceberg lettuce, basil leaves, kiwi fruit, green grapes, and baby spinach, for example, and drizzle some vinaigrette over the top before serving. Alternatively, you might want to have two colors, since this gives you a lot more scope with the ingredients.
Another idea is making an international seven layer salad. Try a Mexican one with tomatoes, Mexican cheese, guacamole, sour cream, refried beans, corn, and corn chips, or an Asian one with noodles, water chestnuts, pineapple, peanuts, Chinese chicken, matchstick-cut carrots, and cucumber slices. You could drizzle some sesame oil over the salad before you serve it, or change some of the ingredients around. If you use your imagination, you can probably come up with a lot of ideas for your own unusual seven layer salad recipes.
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