Layered Salad Recipes

These beautiful layered salads are guaranteed showstoppers. With colorful tiers of lettuce, spinach, eggs, peas, and bacon, no one will know just how easy they are to make.

Staff Picks

Fried Chicken Dinner Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
3
This is a quick dinner salad. I prefer mine with a honey mustard dressing and my husband likes his with ranch dressing. Use the dressing of your choice.

7-Layer Salad

Rating: 4.7 stars
27
This salad has been a regular at our church potluck dinners and is always enjoyed by many. I asked for the recipe early on and have made it many times in the past 15 years.

Layered Waldorf Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars
6
A traditional Waldorf salad served in a deliciously different way.

Layered "NorCal" Nicoise Salad

Rating: 4.4 stars
4
I love a good Nicoise salad, and the potatoes, green beans, olives, tomatoes, and chopped egg are perfect for layering. The salad amounts listed are just estimates and can be tweaked to your individual taste.

Peruvian Potato-Chicken Salad (Causa Rellena)

Rating: 5 stars
4
There's nothing very unusual about serving a chicken or potato salad at a cookout, which is why this layered Peruvian potato and chicken salad will cause such a stir. Or should I say, 'causa' a stir, since in Peru that's what this gorgeous dish is called. Infused with aji amarillo, lime juice, and cilantro, these are perfect for making ahead and packing in your cooler on a hot summer day. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and cilantro if desired.

Layered Salmon Cobb Salad

Rating: 4.73 stars
6
This impressive show-stopping salad will look like a work of art on the center of your table. Serve with lemons on the side.

Mexican Cornbread Salad

Rating: 4.51 stars
131
This south-of-the-border cornbread salad is made with Mexican-inspired ingredients and is perfect for any summer barbeque.

Eight-Layer Fruit Salad Supreme

Rating: 4.5 stars
6
Just the presentation of this layered salad in a beautiful pedestal trifle bowl will get their taste buds tingling. Serve as a salad, or dish along thick slices of angel food or buttery pound cake as a refreshing dessert. Mmm!

Layered Pea Salad

Rating: 4.62 stars
12
This delightful layered salad is filling and fresh at the same time. It is so versatile that it works for any time of the year--July 4th or Christmas. It's one of the better ways I get my kids to 'eat their peas'!

Layered Beef Salad with Warm Dressing

Rating: 4.67 stars
2
This dish is quick, tasty, and my favorite! The cold salad and warm steak are the perfect combination in this dish! You can make the salad any way you want. I add jicama for the crunch!

Julie's Mexican Salad Inspiration

Rating: 5 stars
1
This is a layer salad. Just add the ingredients as listed and then toss at the table. I tend to change things up based on the ingredients I have in the house so the ingredients can vary. I use whatever lettuce, cheese, and beans I happen to have on hand. I could eat this salad every day and not get tired of it! You may want to reserve some of the dressing for individuals to add as desired.

Deep Dish Layered Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
93
It's the dressing that makes this salad so delicious. This can be made the night before, and you can also use grated Cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Layered Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

Rating: Unrated
8
"This layered deviled egg salad has a little taste of everything and looks divine. Use a set of tongs to serve." – Stasty Cook

Twenty Four Hour Layered Salad

Rating: Unrated
19
"Packed-with-flavor 24-hour salad. A huge hit with everyone." – Molly

Layered Reuben Salad

Rating: 4.25 stars
3

All the great flavors of a classic Reuben sandwich--corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing--in an easy-to-make salad topped with crunchy pumpernickel croutons.