Even my foody friends loved this.
From EatingWell: May/June 2009
This makeover of a Midwestern classic tops layers of lettuce, peas, bell pepper and tomatoes with a creamy, tangy dressing. The salad stays fresh underneath until it's served and gets even better when held overnight.
20 Reviews for Seven-Layer Salad
This is a great summer salad! Instead of plain yogurt I used Greek Vanilla yogurt and it added a bit of sweetness that you would never expect!
I'm an Iowa who grew up with the full-fat version of the seven layer salad, and I must say that we really enjoyed this at our house. The only changes I made to the recipe were to use 3 colors of bell pepper instead of just yellow (food rainbow!) and a tad more celery (we adore celery at our house, though). Throwing in some purple lettuces wouldn't hurt, either. The dressing was perfect the way it was; I didn't need to change anything about it.
The flavor isn't exactly like the old-time seven layer salad. It's different enough that you can't "smile, serve it, and shut up", but it holds its own as a new recipe twisting on an old favorite.
I made this salad last year for my Fourth of July party and everyone loved it. I will definitely make this again. Suzanne