Seven-Layer Salad


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.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 servings, about 1 cup each


  • 8 cups shredded romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes , or quartered cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • ½ cup sliced scallions

  • ¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • ¾ cup low-fat mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • ½ cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

  • 3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Layer peas, bell pepper, tomatoes, celery and scallions on top.

  2. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar to taste, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread the dressing evenly over the top of the salad (an offset spatula is handy for this, if you have one). Sprinkle with cheese, basil and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.

    Seven-Layer Salad


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Sprinkle with basil just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 3971IU 79%
Vitamin C 31mg 35%
Folate 77mcg 19%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 22mg 5%
Potassium 289mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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