7 Layer Pea Salad

 

Everyone needs a great recipe for the classic 7 layer pea salad! This one is my favorite because that dressing isn’t the typical sour cream.

 

Everyone needs a great recipe for the classic 7 layer pea salad! This one is my favorite because that dressing isn't the typical sour cream. gluten-free, grain-free

 

I grew up on fresh from the garden produce and I never realized just how lucky I was to have such a huge garden growing up, but I definitely miss it now that I’m older. 7 layer pea salad was something I saw a lot at potlucks growing up but man, I had no idea how good it was!

 

Everyone needs a great recipe for the classic 7 layer pea salad! This one is my favorite because that dressing isn't the typical sour cream. gluten-free, grain-free

 

A lot changes with age doesn’t it? We gain a new appreciation for all that we had, the freedom of childhood and the foods our family enjoyed together. I think of all the running around and pretending I did as a kid and wonder if our kids get slighted a bit. Yes, they still play but is it as carefree as it was for me and do they use their imaginations as much?

 

Everyone needs a great recipe for the classic 7 layer pea salad! This one is my favorite because that dressing isn't the typical sour cream. gluten-free, grain-free

 

The rule at our house is each child gets to pick one show a week and the rest of play should be with friends, outside, inside, whatever just not with the tv. I hope that they look back on their childhood and have carefree memories. I also hope they keep making this easy salad because it’s totally my favorite again.

7 Layer Pea Salad

7 Layer Pea Salad

Everyone needs a great recipe for the classic 7 layer pea salad! This one is my favorite because that dressing isn’t the typical sour cream.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs, chopped
  • 2 Cups Peas, defrosted
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • 1 English Cucumber, chopped
  • 6 Slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cheese, shredded

For the dressing

  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or trifle dish, layer the ingredients starting with lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, peas, cheese, cucumbers, then the dressing.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit in the fridge for 1 hour, up to 3 hours.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and bacon and serve!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 606 Calories
  • Total Fat: 54.8g
  • Cholesterol: 171.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7.7g
  • Protein: 16g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

Everyone needs a great recipe for the classic 7 layer pea salad! This one is my favorite because that dressing isn't the typical sour cream. gluten-free, grain-free

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.