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delicious make ahead seven layer salad

Delicious Make-Ahead 7 Layer Salad

Craving for a delightful and beautifully crafted salad to use for your next potluck, Barbecue or Picnic? This Seven Layer Salad is a must try. It is a foolproof, do-ahead salad, which means you don't have to stress yourself at the last minute trying to make the food perfect.
Course Main/Side, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade, salad, side
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 304kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 6 Cups Lettuce
  • 1.5 Cups Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower chopped
  • 12 oz peas
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs Quartered
  • 1.5 Cup Diced Red Onions
  • 1.5 to 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 5 Strips Bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt or Sour cream
  • 2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper


For the dressing:

  •  In a bowl add Mayonnaise, Yogurt, Sugar, Salt apple cider vinegar, Black pepper, and cheddar cheese and whisk together until well combined and set aside.
  • Spread the Lettuce at the bottom of the dish followed by the Cherry Tomatoes, broccoli, sweet peas, boiled eggs, Onions.
  • Spread the dressing over the top of the layered salad. Spread the Bacon over the dressing and finish up with the cheese.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 hours before serving or overnight and enjoy the following day.



Greek Yogurt or sour cream works best for this recipe. Try to avoid regular plain yogurt because it tends to be too 'liquidy' and it may ruin the texture of your dressing.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 37.8mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.6mg