Seven-Layer Salad 
with Blue Cheese Dressing - Clean Eating Magazine

Seven-Layer Salad 
with Blue Cheese Dressing

This recipe yields a generous amount 
of dressing – either toss the desired amount of dressing to coat the salad lightly right before serving, or serve the dressing alongside so your guests can dress it themselves. Or, you can go the route that many traditionalists take in the Midwest – they pour on enough dressing to lightly coat the salad (we suggest using about half of the dressing) and set it in the fridge to allow the dressing to trickle down and coat the veggies.

Blue cheese dressing salad recipe

Seven-Layer Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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  • Duration
  • Prep Time
  • 6 to 8Servings



  • 1 large head romaine 
lettuce, chopped 
(about 8 cups)
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
  • 3 to 4 hard-boiled eggs, 
sliced or chopped
  • 6 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted 
and sliced
  • 4 to 6 oz all-natural turkey bacon, 
no added nitrates or nitrites, 
cooked and finely chopped

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled into 
small piece
  • 1 cup kefir or buttermilk
  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, 
chopped, optional
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, 
to taste


  1. Prepare dressing: In a medium bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk well or pulse in a food processor.
  2. In a clear glass bowl, layer salad ingredients in the order they appear above. Concentrate ingredients around the perimeter of the bowl, filling the center with romaine.
  3. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad and toss just before serving (you may have extra dressing), or leave the layers intact and serve dressing in a bowl on the side.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/6 salad with 1/2 of dressing
  • Calories: 377
  • Carbohydrate Content: 20 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 139 mg
  • Fat Content: 27 g
  • Fiber Content: 9.5 g
  • Protein Content: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 477 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6.5 g