Tempt My Tummy Tuesday….

by Lisa on September 14, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. My sister, Lana, and I co-host this blog carnival. We share recipes, kitchen and cooking tips, restaurant reviews, and anything food related that you want to share. You know the rule of a blog carnival, please mention the blog or TMTT in your post and link back to us. Don’t forget to use Mr. Linky, down below. PLEASE DO NOT HOST YOUR OWN Tempt My Tummy Tuesday with Mr. Linky. Thank You.

FIRST, thank you all for your concern, prayers, and well wishes over the last week. For those who read my blog, regularly, you were reading, what I am referring to as, The Pig Chronicles. OR, “How we survived The Great Pig Outbreak of ’09”! Seriously, the Swine Flu kicked my hind region, but I am on the mend. My daughter Grace is doing better, as well.
I apologize for not visiting everyone’s TMTT blog posts, last week. I tried to get to a few, then gave up. I was not much for the computer and blogging, last week.
Now, onto the show…..

I have shared this salad in the past. I am reviving it since I recently made it, and took a picture. 🙂 Now, as with most recipes, everyone has their own version of it. I am going to share three variations on this theme. I call it a 7 – Layer Salad, or the 24 – Hour Layered Salad. Which every you call it, no big deal. The idea is , you have multiple layers of yummy veggies topped with a dressing, served in a trifle bowl. Let is sit overnight, in the ‘fridge, and then enjoy it the next day!

Layer the following in a 4 quart bowl:

  1. 6 cups iceberg lettuce and6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  2. 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  3. 3/4 cup red onion, chopped
  4. 1 (10oz) package frozen green peas, thawed
  5. 1 cup chopped red/orange/or yellow bell pepper
  6. 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  7. Dressing: Combine 3/4 cup mayo, 3/4 cup sour cream and 1 package dry Italian dressing mix. Mix well and pour on top of the salad to seal the salad.
  • Variation 2 Dressing: 2 cups mayo, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp curry powder
  • Variation 3 Dressing: 2 cups mayo, 1 tsp sugar

Once all layers are completed, seal with plastic wrap and chill up to 24 hours.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Christi @ A Southern Life September 14, 2009 at 7:43 pm

7 layer salad? One of my favorites. It is at all of our family gatherings!



darnold23 September 14, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I love, love this salad! I really need to make it again soon. Thanks for reminding me of it. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2009/09/crock-pot-pinto-beans-with-sour-cream.html


The Desperate Cook September 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I have always wanted to make that salad, but for some reason I never have. Yours looks great and I should get off my butt and try it.


Sherry September 14, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I haven't had this salad in ages! YUMMY!


Amy @ Finer Things September 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

That's a potluck pleaser, for sure!


Charlene September 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I love this salad–it's one of those "oldies but goodies" but I forget about–time to pull this one back out of the archives!


~3 Sides of Crazy~ September 14, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I love this salad. It is so nice to walk in the door and have dinner ready to go!


Live.Love.Eat September 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Oh this is great!!!!!!! Never made anything like this before.Hope everyone is feeling better this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free September 14, 2009 at 9:09 pm

My mom used to always make this. I love it!


Hoosier Homemade September 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Yum! That salad looks great! Thanks for hosting! And if you have a cupcake or muffin post, please come on over and link up!


Michelle September 14, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Oooo this is always a good one. And ooops I just realized that I forgot to take pictures again this week. Arg!


Heather September 14, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Oh this looks yummy. I admit I have never tried these 7 layer salads, but after seeing your beautiful picture of yours, I think I'll give it a go.


Pamm September 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm

So glad you and your daughter are feeling better! Hugs! The salad looks beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing.


Jerri September 14, 2009 at 10:19 pm

This looks great…very colorful too. Glad you guys are getting better!


MonsterMama September 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I will have to make this salad- it looks so good!


JamericanSpice September 14, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I found you blog from JAM's Own Reality. And it's nice to meet you.

I had just written about my dinner for today and posted it on my blog and then I saw that JAM did the same thing but only she was in your TMTT blog carnival! So I went and edit and added your button and here I am.

Your salad looks great and I think I'll add this to my list of must try recipes. Always fun to try something new.

I'm glad you are getting much better from the flu.


Shelley September 15, 2009 at 3:07 am

I love every single version of this salad, but haven't had it in forever. Thanks for the reminder! Yum!!


Emily @ Marvelous Recipes September 15, 2009 at 5:44 am

Glad you and Grace are both on the mend. And thanks for sharing this yummy looking salad recipe with us. 🙂


Jenn @ Beautiful Calling September 15, 2009 at 5:59 am

My mom made this for every event and church social we had growing up 🙂 but I haven't ever made it since being married…never thought of it LOL


Mel September 15, 2009 at 6:27 am

Mmmmm….I love 7 layer salad. My aunt usually makes it at Thanksgiving, and it is gone by the time dinner is over. The whole family loves it.:) Thanks for the recipe!


Happy Nester September 15, 2009 at 6:49 am

Your seven layer salad looks delicious. I haven't had 7 layer salad in a long time. I think I just might have to make this.


michelle September 15, 2009 at 7:59 am

So glad you're feeling better!!! Welcome back to the land of the living! 🙂


Amy Green (Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free) September 15, 2009 at 8:20 am

My mom made this ever summer and it was always a hit! If you have time on Mondays, stop by and share your recipes with me at Slightly Indulgent Mondays! We have lots of fabulous food made a little healthier. Your recipe doesn't have be sugar or gluten-free, either. 🙂


jsprik September 15, 2009 at 8:31 am

mmmmm…7 layer salad, one of my all-time faves!! this one looks divine, too!! thnx..glad you are feeling better!!


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) September 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

I always love this salad. Looks beautiful!


~LL~ September 15, 2009 at 10:36 am



shopannies September 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

sounds delicious


Lisa @ akawest September 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm

That is such a pretty salad.


SarahHub September 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I'm so glad you're feeling better!

And I love, love, love 24-hour salad. I may have to whip some up this week!


Samantha September 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm

So glad you are feeling much better, thanks for hosting and for this great recipe, sounds wonderful !


Meal Planning with Connie September 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I love all the variations on the dressing!!

Many blessings!


Megan September 16, 2009 at 9:45 am

Your sala looks excellent! I've never had seven layer salad but I'll have to rememdy that. Gla your on the mend! God Bless!


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Nicole Feliciano September 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Thank you for the joyous gathering each week. That is one good-looking salad! Hope you get a chance to swing by Momtrends. As always, I link up to your blog. Have a great weekend.



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