Gail's Seven Layer Salad Recipe -
Gail's Seven Layer Salad Recipe
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Gail's Seven Layer Salad

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"This is a delicious salad made of 7 different layers of ingredients. It's wonderful with a meal or as a meal by itself. My kids say YUM-YUM when they see it on the table."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Chop lettuce and toss in a large bowl with grated cabbage and carrots. Spread mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Evenly cover the lettuce with a layer of tomato, followed by a layer of avocado, a layer of green onion, a layer of beans and a layer of chips. Pour the dressing over all and sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 16, 2003

my sister just made this for a picnic, was just excellent, a few changes and cheats were used. we bought a bag salad with the red cabbage and carrot already in it, and cherry tomatoes were used. finally instead of pinto beans we used black beans

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2007

The crushed chips got soggy - would have been just as good without them.

Jun 17, 2003

I absolutely love this recipe. So kid friendly and easy. A meal in itself. The only change I made was the avocado. I used thawed frozen peas instead. My daughter rated it A+++++.

May 16, 2005

Loved this salad. My husband and I both kept going back "for just a little more." I used light ranch and reduced the amount by half. Also used 2% cheese and half the chips. Added a layer of salsa over the beans (for the flavor and to make up for the reduced dressing) and saved the chips for a last minute topping. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

Dec 24, 2005

I could not fit this recipe in a 11x13 pan, so I layered it in a large bowl. I was a little leary of adding the crushed chips and then letting it sit 30 minutes for fear of getting soggy - much to my surprise, if you layer according to the directions, it comes out superb!

Jul 07, 2003

Good suggestion to substitute the black beans. Also, my family appreciated that I did not use all the dressing it called for. I used about 1/2 to 2/3 and made the rest available on the side. I, too, agree it could be made the night before a lunch, but not too far in advace because the avacado starts to turn brown. Really yummy!

Dec 14, 2004

This salad was a hit with my familly, easy, unusual and delicious. I used Litehouse brand ranch dressing and the flavor it imparts to this salad is incredible. Wouldn't change a thing.

Sep 23, 2004

I will make this again. I used fresh salsa instead of a tomato and I used frozen (thawed) guacamole instead of a fresh avocado. Also just a chopped onion. Left out the red cabbage as well. I needed something fast and had to use what was on hand. The lettuce as a little soggy (Duh!); but it was still delicious. Will stay closer to the actual recipe next time! Thanks for a good one, Gail.


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  • Calories
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 42.9 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 10.1 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 881 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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