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Seven Layer Salad

This seven layer salad is a staple at all our holiday family dinners. It's so good, so easy, and you can make it ahead of time so its great for saving time or when you are asked to "bring a dish".
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword layered salad, seven layer salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 hours
chill in the fridge 4 hours
Servings 10
Calories 297kcal
Author Julie & Debbie


  • 5 cups romaine lettuce hearts washed and chopped
  • 4 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated gruyere cheese
  • 5-6 slices cooked bacon diced, cooked and fat drained
  • 3-4 tbsp chives or green onions


  • Get out a large glass bowl. Its best if the sides are at least 6 inches high.
  • Place the chopped romaine in the bowl first.
  • Slice up the hard boiled eggs in rounds and arrange them on top of the romaine in a layer.
  • Sprinkle the peas on top of the eggs.
  • Place dollops of the mayonnaise around the salad on top of the peas and then spread it to cover the whole top of the pea layer.
  • Sprinkle the salad with the cheese, bacon and chives or green onions.
  • Serve right away or cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g