Tuesday, August 5, 2008

7th Heaven Layered Salad

Note: This salad really is best when it is made one day ahead. That is why it is so great for taking to church potlucks or even for having company over after church.

7th-Heaven Layered Salad


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 head lettuce, torn
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
10 to 12 green onions, finely chopped
1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 pound bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled

Blend first 6 ingredients together; cover and set aside. Layer lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and onions in a 13" x 9" serving dish; spread cream cheese mixture over the top. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese; add layer of bacon. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

TIP: When frying bacon for this salad, reserve a few pieces. Slice a homegrown tomato into fat slices and add lettuce for a fresh BLT sandwich... lunch is ready!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Yum. I love it. This is completely different from the 7 layer salad I posted a while back. So many variations. Love it. Okay, go find your mother's cookbook. :o)

Tara @ Feels like home said...

This sounds delicious! I'm going to try it for our next family dinner.

Lady Why said...

Now I know what I'm bringing to our next church fellowship lunch!

Stephanie said...

Deanna, this is the most unique recipe I have seen. I never saw this or even a variation of it before. Very cool!

From the Doghouse said...

Can you get away with fresh basil?

Deanna said...

Doghouse - Of course! Fresh anything is awesome.

Dr. Wifey said...

yummy! my grandmother used to make this, but she just used ranch dressing. i may make one of these tonight (after i turn my porch lights on :) )

lana said...

I'm a sucker for a good salad. Thanks so much for posting it and thanks for coming to TMTT

Carrie said...

I love salad recipes! This sounds yummy!

Prudy said...

I love this salad for potlucks. It's great when you have to drop off dinners at other people's homes, too.

Nanna said...

I was expecting the taco version with the beef/beans etc. this sounds refreshing, will definatly have to give this a try

marit said...

Yummm...haven't eat yet, well just imagin if both,7th Heaven Layered Salad and 7th heaven episode will give you togather then what will happened?? too yummy...yeah know that..just download 7th heaven episode from tv.edogo.com..