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You Need to Try This Seven Layer Salad Recipe


You Need to Try This Seven Layer Salad Recipe

This picnic staple is a colorful addition to any table. With seven layers of delicious ingredients, there's something for everyone. Any of the vegetable ingredients can be replaced with a favorite of your own. Celery, carrots, radishes, and cucumbers are a few other choices that work just as well. The next time you need to bring something to a cookout, go for this seven layer salad.

Seven Layer Salad


1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 cup chopped onions
1 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces, cooked
1 package (10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cup shredded cheddar cheese



1. In a large bowl layer the peppers, tomatoes, onions, bacon and peas.

2. Spread mayonnaise over peas, completely covering top of salad and sealing to edge of bowl.

3. Sprinkle with cheese as the final layer.

Ways to Make This Recipe Healthier

This recipe is already fairly healthy, but there are actually a couple of things that you can do to make it even healthier. Whenever it comes to trying to make a recipe healthier, the main considerations you want to have are fat and calorie content. Sugar content can also be a concern with recipes that use a lot of it. By adjusting a recipe to reduce the fat, calorie, and sugar content, you'll quickly make it healthier.

With this recipe, there are two easy ways that we can reduce the fat and calorie content. First, we can use turkey bacon. Turkey bacon is much lower in saturated fat than pork bacon, making it a great choice for this recipe. Second, we can use low-fat cheese instead of regular cheese. Low-fat cheese is significantly lower in fat and calories than regular cheese, while not sacrificing a noticeable amount when it comes to taste.

If you have the time and desire, making your own mayonnaise is also a way to make this recipe healthier. Homemade mayo lacks the processed oils that come in many store-bought varieties. These oils add calories to the mayo, making it a somewhat unhealthy food item. Using your own homemade mayo will reduce the calories of this salad.

If you enjoyed this seven layer salad recipe, we strongly encourage you to check out some of our other recipes. We have hundreds of recipes for all different needs, whether it be dessert, breakfast, snacks, or something else! There's no way you won't find tons of recipes you love.

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