Camping Recipes

Old Favorite 7 Layer Salad

This has been a hit at pot lucks, bbq's and summer camping as a light side dish or lunch.


  • head of lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 medium chopped green pepper
  • 4 -5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 c small cauliflower florets
  • 2 stalks finely chopped celery
  • 3/4 c plus 2 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese


Place bacon in a large, deep skillet if using uncooked. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. In a 9x13 inch pan layer the lettuce followed by the peas, green pepper, crumbled bacon, cauliflower and celery. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise and the sugar. Spread mixture over salad. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cover and chill in the fridge or cooler for at least 8 to 12 hours before serving.

Terry Zorn - Stony Point, NY

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