Classic Seven Layer Salad

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Classic Seven Layer Salad


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.


Serves: 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

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  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.


    (18 Ratings)