Spicy Seven Layer Salad Recipe

Just as the name suggests, the Spicy Seven Layer Salad has seven layers of different ingredients. Imagine the variety of taste and vibrancy of colors it must have. The best thing is all its ingredients blend together really well and form a product that not only looks good on the table but is a real treat to your appetite.

Although it uses seven different layers, it will still rate the recipe easy on the difficulty chart. It also takes less time and is one of those salads which can be eaten on their own. However, it perfectly complements a barbecue or steak meal.

Preparation time: 20 to 25 minutes
Refrigeration time: 1 hour
Serving size: 8 person
Utensils needed: saucepan, small mixing bowl, large glass bowl

Calories: 594
Fat: 49.3
Cholesterol: 36 mg


-250g (9 oz) small seashell pasta
-4 carrots, peeled and julienned
-1/2 head leaf lettuce – rinsed, dried and chopped
-1 medium cucumber – peeled, seeded and diced
-125g (4¼ oz) frozen garden peas
-75g (3 oz) frozen sweetcorn
-475ml (16 fl oz) mayonnaise
-2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
-1 tablespoon curry powder
-1 clove garlic, minced
-125g (4¼ oz) grated Cheddar cheese



  • 1

    Cook the pasta, following the packet’s simple instructions. This would normally involve boiling and simmering it. Drain the hot water and let the pasta cool down under cold running water. Drain again and set aside.

  • 2

    In the meantime, take a large glass salad bowl and make a bottom layer of carrots as shown in the picture. This should be followed by the lettuce layer.

  • 3

    Mix the peas, cucumber and sweet corn in a small bowl and then make a layer of their mixture. This is followed by an even layer of the cooked pasta.

  • 4

    Make the dressing in a small mixing bowl. Beat together curry powder, mayonnaise, brown sugar, and garlic.

  • 5

    Pour the dressing into the large bowl with various layers of ingredients and spread it over the pasta using the back of a spoon.

  • 6

    The last step is to add grated cheddar cheese over it all.

  • 7

    Set your Spicy Seven Layer Salad in refrigerator for around one hour, before serving to the delight of guests.

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