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Easy Seven Layer Salad

This Easy Seven Layer Salad is a classic layered salad with seven colorful layers and a homemade lightened up creamy dressing. This is an easy make ahead salad that looks and tastes amazing!

Makes 10 servings

You may have tried a traditional Seven Layer Salad when you were growing up. It’s been a classic salad for potlucks and summertime BBQs.

This version of Seven Layer Salad has been lightened up using light mayo, nonfat plain Greek yogurt for the base of the dressing, center-cut bacon instead of thick-cut bacon crumbles. 

Plus, reduced fat cheddar cheese instead of regular whole fat cheese—so now it’s easier to bring along to any summer celebration! A classic layered salad with seven colorful layers and a homemade lightened-up creamy dressing. It’s an easy make-ahead salad that looks and tastes fantastic.

Makes 10 servings

What ingredients do I need to make this Easy Seven Layer Salad?

  • Iceberg or romaine lettuce-washed, patted dry, and shredded
  • Red onionchopped 
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes– sliced
  • Green peasthawed if frozen
  • Hard boiled eggs-chopped
  • Reduced fat or fat free cheddar cheese- shredded
  • Center cut bacon– cooked and crumbled
  • Light Kraft or Best Foods Mayoany brand of light mayo will work.
  • Non fat plain Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream I like use non fat plain Greek yogurt. It’s packed with protein and really when it’s combined with the light mayo and seasonings you don’t even taste it.
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Other ingredients you can add to this Easy Seven Layer Salad?

  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 1 can (4 oz) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced thin (or diced)
  • Scallions, chopped 

How do I make this Easy Seven Layer Salad?

In a medium size mixing bowl, stir together the salad dressing ingredients

Whisk until smooth.


In a trifle bowl, layer the salad in the order of the ingredients listed:

chopped lettuce

chopped and sliced red onion

hard boiled eggs

chopped tomatoes

green peas

creamy homemade dressing

reduced fat or fat free cheese

and bacon crumbles.

Cover the salad and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Just before to serving, garnish with green scallions and/or freshly chopped parsley, if desired.

Salad Ingredients: 

  • 6 cups iceberg or romaine lettuce, washed, patted dry, and shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 ounces green peas, thawed if frozen
  • 3/4 cup 50% reduced fat or fat free sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 9 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

For the Salad Dressing:

  • 1 and 1/3 cup light Kraft or Best Foods Mayo
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream 
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Directions:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the salad dressing ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • In a trifle bowl, layer the salad in the order of the ingredients listed: chopped lettuce, red onion, hard boiled eggs, chopped tomatoes, green peas, homemade dressing, shredded cheese, and bacon crumbles.
  • Cover the salad and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Just before to serving, garnish with green scallions and/or freshly chopped parsley, if desired.

Makes 10 ( 1 cup ) servings

4-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving* plus 1 point back from 1 serving of non-starchy vegetables

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

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Yield: 10

Easy Seven Layer Salad

Easy Seven Layer Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups iceberg or romaine lettuce, washed, patted dry, and shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 ounces green peas, thawed if frozen
  • 3/4 cup 50% reduced fat or fat free sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 9 slices center cut bacon or precooked bacon, cooked and crumbled

For the Salad Dressing:

  • 1 and 1/3 cup light Kraft or Best Foods Mayo
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt or fat free sour cream
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

    1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the salad dressing ingredients and whisk until smooth.
    2. In a trifle bowl, layer the salad in the order of the ingredients listed: chopped lettuce, red onion, hard boiled eggs, chopped tomatoes, green peas, homemade dressing, shredded cheese, and bacon crumbles.
    3. Cover the salad and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
    4. Just before to serving, garnish with green scallions and/or freshly chopped parsley, if desired.

    Makes 10 ( 1 cup ) servings

    4-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving* plus 1 point back from 1 serving of non-starchy vegetables

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 6 smartpoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 4 smartpoints per serving

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g
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