Midwest Seven Layer Salad

A unique blend of veggies in a delicious tangy dressing. Makes a great side dish for any meat. Take it to a picnic or potluck and watch it disappear! The amount of ingredients will depend on what size bowl you choose.

Midwest Seven Layer Salad

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For the dressing: (you may need to double if making a large bowl)


  • 2 cups real mayonaise
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Thin with a little milk, if desired.


In a clear bowl or trifle dish, layer the following:

  • Iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • Chopped green peppers
  • Sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • Frozen peas, slightly thawed
  • Red onions, finely chopped
    Then, spoon on the dressing (recipe above). 
    Finally top with remaining layers:
  • Cooked, crumbled bacon
  • Shredded, extra-sharp cheddar cheese

Layer it up and dish it out. So good!

    Author: Karen Ehman

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