Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad is a delicious side recipe similar to: “Midwestern Salad”. This is a healthier version. Ingredients include: Romaine lettuce, green peas, bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, scallions, bacon and Cheddar cheese. It is well seasoned with salt, pepper and basil. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, gluten-free, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. It takes (30) minutes to prepare with no-cooking and can be made (1) day ahead of time. A good option for any holiday or event. Makes (10) servings. Seven Layer Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and seven-layer-saladguests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 medium-size yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup halved grape tomatoes or
quartered cherry tomatoes

1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup sliced scallions
3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tsp cider vinegar
1-2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
3 strips cooked bacon, crumbled

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

DIRECTIONS:

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

2. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium-size bowl until smooth. Spread the dressing evenly over the top of the salad. Sprinkle with cheese, basil and bacon. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Yield: 10 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices:
1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 1/2 Meat(L) + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 84, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 355mg, Sugars: 2g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 5g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/seven_layer_salad.html

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