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Classic Seven Layer Salad

Classic Seven Layer Salad


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Vintage California Avocado Recipe. California Avocados have been part of summer picnics and get-togethers for generations. We found this classic recipe from our California Avocado Commission archives and lightened it up a bit for modern times! With only 200 calories per service, 610 mg of potassium, 10% Daily Value (DV) Calcium, 25%DV Vitamin C and 25% DV Vitamin A, this salad has some of the healthful nutrients your body needs.


Serving Size: 12

1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup light sour cream
1 (1-oz) package dry ranch dressing mix
12 cups Mixed salad greens
3 cups cooked and cubed turkey, ham, or chicken, or a combination of any of the three
3 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
4 green onions, thinly sliced
6 slices lower sodium bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes

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  1. Stir together yogurt, light sour cream and dressing mix; chill while layering the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Layer greens, meat, avocados, blue cheese and onions in a deep glass salad bowl or 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish.
  3. Spread chilled dressing evenly over salad.
  4. Decorate top of salad with bacon, eggs and tomatoes.
  5. Chill 4 to 8 hours before serving.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

    Nutrition information per serving

    Calories 200; Total Fat 12 g (Sat 3.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 5 g); Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 800 mg; Potassium 610 mg; Total Carbohydrates 10 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein 14 g; Vitamin A 755 (IU); Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 97 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 15 (IU); Folate 902 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.12 g

    % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 10%; Iron 8%

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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