When you’re planning the perfect make-ahead dish for your holiday gathering, look no further than Classic Southern Seven-Layer Salad. It’s as versatile as it is delicious, and always receives rave reviews!
Making the Classic Southern Seven-Layer Salad:
I started by combining some mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, shredded parmesan cheese, sugar, and white wine vinegar in a small bowl for the dressing. Then, I moved on to building the salad. I like to make it in a clear trifle bowl to showcase the different layers, starting with a layer of bite-size pieces of iceberg lettuce. Next, I added sliced hard-boiled eggs. I lined the bowl with a ring of sliced eggs, and put the rest on top of the lettuce (here’s how to make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time). Then, I added a ring of sliced grape tomatoes above the eggs, and placed the remaining sliced tomatoes on top of the eggs. For the fourth layer, I added the white and green parts of sliced scallions.
I added the fifth layer of broken pieces of cooked and drained bacon, and the sixth layer of shredded cheddar cheese.
Finally, I added the last layer of green peas. I finished the salad by spreading on the dressing that I had previously made. To make the salad look more festive, I sprinkled on a few of the green peas and a little bit of paprika.
I covered the salad with plastic wrap, and refrigerated it over night. Before serving the salad, I tossed it to combine all of the luscious ingredients. Yum!