How to Make the Best 7 Layer Salad


How to Make the Best 7 Layer Salad

For all your potluck, party, and game day needs, this 7 layer salad is a winner.

Learn How to Make the Best 7 Layer Salad and you'll have an easy-to-throw-together recipe (seriously!) that will feed a hungry crowd like nobody's business. This is a great recipe to make for parties and potlucks no matter the time of year! Simply layer each element of this salad in a large bowl, and serve. It's as easy as that. This salad has something for everyone, so no one will have anything to fuss about. Plus, this recipe can be easily modified to add or omit any ingredient that you like. Got a vegetarian coming to the party? Skip the bacon. Like romaine lettuce better than spinach? Swap it out. This salad will be your new favorite easy recipe in no time!


  • Homemade Buttermilk Dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • chopped fresh chives
  • chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Salad Ingredients
  • baby spinach, washed and dried
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • hard boiled eggs, cut into wedges
  • green onions, chopped
  • green peas, cooked and cooled
  • crumbled bacon
  • shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Add mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, apple cider vinegar, chives, parsley, salt, and pepper to a medium to large-sized bowl.

  2. Whisk ingredients together until completely blended. Set aside.

  3. In a serving bowl, layer each of the seven ingredients starting with the spinach.

  4. Add chopped tomatoes.

  5. Add hard boiled egg wedges.

  6. Add green peas.

  7. Add layer of Cheddar cheese.

  8. Add layer of chopped bacon.

  9. Sprinkle on a light layer of green onions.

  10. And finally, top your salad with the homemade buttermilk dressing to finish.

  11. Your finished salad should look something like this. You may choose to layer it differently or use different ingredients, but this is a great basic recipe that will please a crowd.

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