Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

7-Layer Salad

7-Layer Salad


  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet peas (thawed)
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix


  1. Fry the bacon until it is crispy and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream and both dressing mixes according to taste.
  3. Put in the refrigerator and chill for about a half-hour.
  4. In the mean time wash and chop the different vegetables into small pieces, keep separated.
  5. Layer the first five ingredients in a clear bowl with the lettuce on the bottom.
  6. Break the bacon into small pieces and layer the bacon on top of the vegetables, leave a little extra for the end.
  7. Next layer the dressing and the grated cheese, and sprinkle the extra bacon on top for decoration.
  • Prep time: 40 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 15-20 people

Categories: Heirloom Recipes, Special Diets

Tags: gluten-free, salad