Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…..Summer Salads!

by Lisa on August 6, 2012

Tempt my Tummy TuesdaysWelcome to another summer edition of Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… I am not wanting to heat up the house these days.  So that oven is staying off.  How about a great salad instead?
I first shared this 7 Layer Salad in 2009.  It is such a family favorite, I thought I would share it again.  I also came across another variation this week.  I think it sounds wonderful so I am also sharing that 6 Layer Salad variation.  layered salad

7 Layer Salad

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.

And, for another variation using pasta and chicken –

6 Layer Summer Salad
Recipe type: salad
A new variation on the traditional refrigerate overnight layered salad.
  • 1½ cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 pkg, 10 oz, frozen peas, thawed
  • Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup (4oz) shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  1. Cook pasta, drain and rinse in cold water. Drizzle with oil and toss.
  2. place lettuce in 2½ qt glass serving bowl; top with pasta and eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer with chicken and peas.
  3. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until blended; spread over top. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese and parsley.


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Lyuba August 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Thank you so much for hosting, Lisa!


Miz Helen August 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Hi Lisa,
I agree it is to hot to cook and your Salad looks delicious, we would really enjoy it. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
Miz Helen


Jenny August 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I loooooove 7 layer salad. Good stuff. Thank you for hosting!


whaleshark August 7, 2012 at 2:39 am

This salad looks delicious and very colorful. It really catches my attention and makes me want to try this soon. Thanks!


madge | the vegetarian casserole queen August 7, 2012 at 5:27 am

Yum! Love your salad dressing variations, too!


tanya August 7, 2012 at 5:41 am

Thanks so much for hosting the party, hope you have a great week!


Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes August 7, 2012 at 6:18 am

Thank you for hosting, Lisa.


Mary Hudak-Colllins August 7, 2012 at 7:44 am

Ooh, that sounds fantastically cool and summer-time yummy! I’m sharing a recipe for homemade, dairy free Ricotta Cheese. Thanks for hosting Lisa, and have a great week!


Hollie August 7, 2012 at 8:02 am

Yummy looking salad, thanks for hosting!


Shelley August 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thank you for hosting! Your salad looks divine!! 🙂


Michelle August 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

I am SO with you on not heating up my kitchen. It’s summer and yuck! I love the layered salad – you’ve got everything you need right there.


Lindsay August 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Hi! This salad looks fantastic! I would love it if you would share it and any of your other delicious looking posts at my very first blog party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/08/sundays-sweet-confessions-first-link.html


Dorothy August 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Oh I love love love this salad Lisa. Only one problem I love it more than everybody else and eat way too much!! Thanks for sharing and again thanks for hosting all these great cooks.


Leslie @ NoLackofGain August 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Hi Lisa!!! I am new to blogging and even newer to linking up. Just stumbled upon your blog. I am leaving my link to a homemade peach cobbler that we enjoyed this past week when hubby showed up with bags of fresh peaches from a customer of his.
Thanks for having me. Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do to be a part of your linky party!!!!


Jenni@MomEssentials.Net August 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

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Jessi @ Quirky Cookery August 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My pea/7 layer salad is similar, but not quite. It looks like this:



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