7-Layer Salads Every Southern Hostess Needs
When you’re planning the perfect make-and-take dish for your next potluck, look no further than these seven layer salad recipes. We included traditional seven layer salad recipes for those who are a fan of the classic, but also mixed it up with layered salad recipes that have a few extra ingredients that still add up to layered salad perfection. We’re not sure where the original seven layer salad came from, but we do know our riff takes it to a whole new level with the addition of smoked turkey and cornbread. Don’t be surprised if your friends and family ask you to share the recipe once you put these tasty one-dish recipes on the table.
You’re going to love the crunch from the cauliflower and cucumber. Adding Parmesan to the dressing gives it a slightly salty bite.
Seven Layer Salad with Creamy Salsa Vinaigrette
We can’t wait to try this Tex-Mex spin on seven layer salad. Black beans, red onion, avocado, and cilantro are just a few of the delicious flavors you’ll find in every bite. We bet you’ll find more than one additional way to use the Creamy Salsa Vinaigrette.
The Pioneer Woman's Layered Salad
The Pioneer Woman adds an extra dose of nutrition to her take on the classic 7-layer salad with the addition of spinach. Fresh dill is added to the dressing, giving the mayo and sour cream mixture a light and fresh flavor.
Classic Seven Layer Salad
This recipe calls for lettuce, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, scallions, Cheddar cheese, and peas—why mess with a classic?
Chicken Bacon Ranch Layer Salad
Okay, so there are more than 7 layers in this recipe, but it’s too good not to include in this roundup. We love the addition of Avocado Lime Ranch and, of course, everything’s better with bacon.
Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Corn Salad
This is a different take on a layered salad. Instead layering ingredients one on top of the other, they’re placed side by side to create a rainbow effect. Be sure to chop everything in relatively uniform size to get the look .
Southern Living Layered Cornbread and Turkey Salad
While this recipe has a couple extra layers, you definitely wouldn’t want us to leave it out of this roundup. Delicious cornbread, convenient store-bought Parmesan-peppercorn dressing, and smoked turkey are just a few of the tasty additions that you’re going to love about our riff on layered salad.