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7-Layer Salad

7-Layer Salad
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This is a very popular potluck recipe in some areas of the United States. Now you have a lighter version to bring, and no one will be the wiser.

  • 8 cups
    Romaine or green leaf lettuce, shredded
  • green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups
    sliced mushrooms or carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups
    kidney or garbanzo beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups
    frozen peas, run cold water over them in a strainer to partially thaw
  • 6 tablespoons
    light mayo
  • 6 tablespoons
    light or nonfat sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons
    low-fat milk or fat-free half-and-half
  • 3/4 teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    crumbled oregano leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    black pepper
  • 1 cup
    reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, packed
  • 1/4 cup
    less-fat bacon bits, optional
  1. Assemble the first five layers in a 9x13-inch glass dish.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat dressing ingredients together with wire whisk. Spread over the top layer in the glass dish with a spatula.
  3. Sprinkle cheese and bacon bits (if desired) evenly over the top of salad. Cover with plastic wrap and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutritional Information
  • Calories 115
  • Protein 7 g
  • Carbohydrates 12 g
    • Dietary fiber 4 g
  • Fat 4.5 g
    • Saturated fat 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 247 mg
  • Calories from Fat 35%
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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