What are the ingredients in a seven-layer salad?


Quick Answer

Common ingredients in a seven-layer salad include thawed frozen peas, celery, bacon and salads greens. Different recipes offer alternative ingredients to personalize the salad, adding vegetables such as green or red pepper and onion.

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The recipe for seven-layer salad provided by Betty Crocker mixes 1 bag of ready-to-eat mixed salad greens, 8 medium radishes, 5 medium green onions and 2 medium celery stalks. Additionally, it has 12 pieces of bacon that have been cooked and crumbled, 1 package of thawed frozen green peas, 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise or salad dressing and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar or grated Parmesan cheese.

In contrast to the Betty Crocker recipe, a recipe from All Recipes uses similar ingredients but adds in 1 cup of cauliflower and uses iceberg lettuce instead of mixed greens. It also adds 1 red onion and includes a dressing composed of mayonnaise, sugar and Parmesan cheese.

A recipe from Brown-eyed Baker adds 3 hard-boiled eggs and green onions to the salad. This recipe also includes a recipe for dressing made from sour cream, mayonnaise, granulated sugar, white vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. A recipe provided by Kraft adds 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper into the salad.

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