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Fourth of July Salads: Seven Layer Salad

We are taking a little break from Farmer’s Market Friday until after Fourth of July. There are so many great recipes we want to share with you, there just isn’t enough time to get everything done. Yesterday, we kicked off our Fourth of July Menu with the All-American Burger and Main Dishes, today we are sharing a somewhat traditional Seven Layer Salad, but served a really fun way…in a jar!

We loved the Deli Style Pasta Salad served in pint size jars so well, we thought we would try it again with this delicious Seven Layer Salad. Once all the ingredients are cut, the jars go together in a snap. Put the lids on, and pack them in a cooler for a picnic in the park or even to share at your Fourth of July Celebration! Believe me…people will think you are genius!

The Seven Layer Salad has well…seven layers! Imagine that…lettuce, hard boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes, green onions, grated American cheese, and peas. The dressing is a simple combination of Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, Sour Cream and a tablespoon of sugar to taste.

We have a few more Fourth of July Salad ideas for you…

Seven Layer Salad in a Jar

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Several jars or large bowl full

Seven Layer Salad in a Jar

Serve a traditional Seven Layer Salad in a jar to make it extra special. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

  • Lettuce, chopped bite size
  • Eggs, hard boiled and chopped
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Green Onions, tops sliced thinly
  • American cheese, grated
  • Frozen Peas, thawed
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Hellmann's Real Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, to taste

Instructions

  1. Clean and cut all ingredients
  2. Mix dressing and set aside
  3. In pint jars or a large bowl, layer ingredients as listed
  4. Top with dressing
  5. Garnish with extra ingredients if you like

Notes

Liz says...Add the lid to the jars, pack in the cooler for a fun picnic in the park or take them to your next potluck, your friends will love them!

Doug says...This classic salad is a must at your next potluck.

http://pocketchangegourmet.com/fourth-of-july-salads-seven-layer-salad/

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Comments

  1. What a great idea! Your layered salad looks delicious! I’ve book marked this for inspiration. Visiting from Funky Junk’s Saturday Nite Special. Thanks for sharing! :-)
    Sharla

  2. This is such a great idea for all those summer day trips I want to take :) I’d love for you to share this at the {what’s shakin’ link party}!

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  3. Suzanne says:

    YUM! I am drooling over this and it’s only breakfast here.

  4. Well if that don’t beat all! I just made 7 layer salad today and wish I would have seen this first. What a terrific way to pack up for a picnic or to have for single servings at home. VERY clever! I love this.

  5. The salads look delicious. Did you know you can buy plastic lids made to fit standard and wide-mouthed canning jars? I use them a lot. The smaller ones are great for capping homemade jams and jellies after the canning flats are removed, and the larger ones are perfect for making refrigerator pickles or for capping leftovers when opening home-canned produce. They’d be great for salad in a jar, too. Thanks for sharing a fun recipe. ~~Rhonda

  6. angelina morris says:

    I’m wanting to prep for the week and just wondering how long this salad last for packaged like this? ?It looks looks amazing :)

    • I would not prep it much more than the night before you plan to serve it. The lecctuce would be the issue and the cut edges could turn brown.

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