Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Seven Layered Salad in a Jar

If you have ever made this Seven Layered Salad, you know that the recipe makes a lot and is not really a great salad on the second day. Everyone has been making salads in a jar… and I thought why not a layered salad?

The recipe divides into four quart jars. And each jar is enough for a single salad for dinner or two side salads.

Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. One week later, the salad was still perfect. You can take it on a picnic… or give it to a friend for dinner. 

And besides.... it is so pretty. I am joining Yvonne's Tutorial  and helping her start a new party... She is also having a giveaway... Very Exciting!!! Thank you for inviting me Yvonne.

Seven Layered Salad 

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large flat bowl, place the chopped lettuce and top with a layer of onion, peas, shredded cheese, broccoli and bacon.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle over salad and refrigerate until chilled.


  1. LOVE this Cynthia!
    Your photographs are just gorgeous!
    I am hosting the first ever TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS at StoneGable... post goes live Wednesday 8:00 pm. This post full of great salad tips would be a perfect addition! Please join in!

  2. This is such a great idea, Cynthia! I love finding foods that work for picnics and this seems to be perfect! Plus, I love salad and trying different ingredients in them.

    visiting from Tutorials Tips and Tidbits : )

  3. Thanks for joining my blog. I love seven layer salad and you are so right about the second day. My recipe is almost identical to yours and I never realized that it would stay fresh longer this way. Great tip!

  4. What a cute presentation! I love seven layer salad and now I'll have to try it in a jar! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  5. I have seen those salads all over pinterest and would love to try to make it for myself one day. I might try your yummy version! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    I'm visiting via Yvonne's tips and tutorials party and I have posted some blogging tips. Please pop by if you have a moment!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. Love your salad!! Everything is better in a jar :)

  7. I have a question. How are these delicious looking salads in a jar served? Do you eat them out of the jar or pour into a bowl or salad plate? Sorry to sound ignorant.
    Dori O.


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