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Classic Southern Seven Layer Salad
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Classic Southern Seven-Layer Salad

Classic Southern Seven-Layer Salad is the perfect make-ahead dish for your holiday gathering. It's versatile, delicious, and always receives rave reviews!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Chula King



  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce cut into small pieces
  • 4 hard boiled eggs sliced lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 (8 ounces) pound bacon, cooked, drained and broken into small pieces
  • 6 green onions white and green parts thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cup green peas thawed



  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and creamy; set aside.


  • Add lettuce to trifle bowl, or other clear bowl. Place a ring of sliced eggs around perimeter of bowl, nestling them in the lettuce for support. Place remaining eggs on top of lettuce. Place a ring of sliced grape tomatoes around perimeter of bowl above the eggs; place remaining tomatoes on top of egg layer. Layer the bacon, green onions, Cheddar cheese, and green peas in that order on top of tomato layer.
  • Spread dressing on top of salad. If desired, sprinkle a few green peas and paprika on top for a festive look.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, and preferably overnight.
  • Before serving, toss to combine all ingredients.
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg