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7 layer salad recipe that will impress guests

There are sooo many variations of this 7 layer salad recipe online that it is virtually impossible to track down the original source. The basic concept is to create a salad with 7 unique salad layers in a see-through bowl (not like me the first time using a purple melamine salad bowl). The layered salad ingredients need to differ in both colour and texture to make this salad really pretty.

7 Layer salad recipe

This seven layer salad recipe was part of a Christmas table that I shared a few years ago. There were a few easy recipes as part of the set up, the first being the vol-au-vents and the second the chocolate cupcakes in little terracotta planters.

Seven layer salad recipe


  • Diced lettuce
  • Frozen peas
  • Diced carrots
  • Diced cellery
  • Miracle Whip or Salad Cream
  • Grated Cheddar cheese
  • Crispy bacon bits

How to make the layered salad?

  1. The only ingredient that has to be prepared beforehand is the crispy bacon. Cut the bacon in small bits and bake it on a pan in the oven till crispy.
  2. Start with the first layer in the order that the ingredients are listed above. Layer the layers carefully one by one, making sure that you can see each layer individually through the glass bowl.
  3. Repeat the layering until you have the 7 layers for your salad.

All of the images were taken by Melanie Wessels Photography.

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