Healthier 7 layer salad

Prep Time 20 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 8-10 servings     adjust servings

A (slightly) healthier 7 layer salad, the classic Southern side dish!


  • 1 medium head of romaine, ends trimmed and leaves chopped
  • 2 big handfuls of fresh spinach or baby spinach
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 10-oz bag frozen peas, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use low-fat)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. To prep: Fry your bacon (in a large skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp on both sides), wash and chop your romaine lettuce and shred your cheese.
  2. Add the romaine and spinach to the bottom of your bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Top with red onion, then peas. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. In a separate small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and Greek yogurt and sugar until well combined. Spread over the peas and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  5. Top with cheddar cheese and bacon.
  6. Serve or cover and keep in the refrigerator.
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