New Seven-Layer Salad

New Seven-Layer Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a very pretty salad, be sure to serve in a clear glass bowl.”



  • 1/2 cupmayonnaise
  • 1/2 cupsour cream
  • 1tablespoonchopped dill
  • 1tablespooncapers
  • 1tablespoonstone ground dijon mustard
  • 1teaspoonhot sauce( or to taste)
  • 1teaspooncracked black pepper( or to taste)
  • salt( to taste)

  • 1cupiceberg lettuce, chopped finely
  • 1cupromaine lettuce, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cupcucumber, julienned
  • 1/4 cupshredded carrot
  • 1cupblanched fresh corn kernels
  • 1cupyellow tomatoes, chopped
  • 1cuptomato, chopped
  • Directions

  • Combine all dressing ingredients and whisk together well.
  • Refrigerate when done.
  • (Note: You can thin the dressing with some buttermilk if you prefer) Prepare salad ingredients.
  • Starting at the top of the above list, place each ingredient in the bottom of a clear glass container.
  • For instance, iceberg lettuce goes in first, followed by the romaine lettuce, the julienned cucumber, the carrots and so forth.
  • Don’t be afraid to pack or compress the ingredients a bit as you go if you’re running out of room.
  • If you’re serving the salad soon, add dressing when each layer is finished.
  • Otherwise, reserve dressing until just before serving.
  • When finished, refrigerate.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a yummy dressing!! I changed a couple things to make use of veggies I had…so I only used 1 cup of tomatoes and replaced them w/ radishes and celery and red cabbage. I think to make as written would be best with all the tomatoes, even so, it did seem a little too much dressing. Next time I will keep the dressing to the side. Live and learn! Thanks, will make this again.”

  • “I loved making this salad, as it was such a easy and creative task! I have a lovely round glass bowl with a flat bottom — perfect for this show-off salad!! Every layer showed beautifully. In fact, for a buffet table this can be multiplied by 5 or more and made in a large glass bowl, and it will look stunning. I made the dressing first, and all I added was a little salt. It tastes great. The whole salad comes together with a beautiful crispy, crunchy freshness. Maybe a layer of chopped spring onions would also be a nice addition. A simple idea but a great recipe. Thanks, Mirj!!”