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Great mix of veggies. The salad dressing was just OK. I guess I'm just not the biggest fan of Ranch. My husband Hoover'd this up!

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Codychop September 27, 2007

Yum. Cool, crisp, healthy, tasty! I halved the recipe in a glass loaf pan, but I went ahead & used the full can of beans (mostly b/c I didn't want to find another use for the leftover beans). I added a couple tablespoons of chopped red onion (with the lettuce) & used full-fat cheese. I made this the night before serving on a crazy weeknight with Skillet Mini Meatloaves, and the flavors had melded well.

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newspapergal September 25, 2007

I love Cooking Light's Salads and I love 7-Layer Salad. This one is delicious! Much much lower in calories and fat than the traditional but certainly not lacking in taste. We really liked this and felt healthy eating it. Thanks

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Little Bee November 06, 2006

Delicious! My husband didn't think the kidney beans went so well with it, but I don't agree--I thought it tasted delicious and fresh. It was simple to put together, too; I used bagged lettuce (romaine, green leaf, and iceberg) instead of tearing up iceberg, and you can buy bags of shredded carrots. I used Uncle Dan's ranch dressing, made with reduced-fat milk and reduced-fat mayonnaise for the dressing. I used regular cheese as I had some that needed to be used I also topped it with some scallions sliced on the diagonal, just for a pretty touch of green against the cheese. I found that 1/2 a recipe was about right for a glass loaf pan, which was plenty for me, DH, and DS (who, at the age of 2, eats little/no salad). UPDATE: Had the little that was leftover with lunch today--it wasn't as good as last night, but it was still quite good, much better than lettuce salads usually are after a day.

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Halcyon Eve August 31, 2006

This was great...very filling, yet light enough to serve on a hot summer night. I loved the dressing...the sour cream seemed to make it really creamy; I did double it and we used a little extra as we all like extra dressing. Thanks for posting such a delicious, easy, keeper recipe!

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Troop Angel July 28, 2006

This was quick and easy and I loved that it could be made ahead, dressing and all and also that almost anything could be added to it. The dressing was a bit bland for me so I would spice it up a bit. Thanks for sharing your recipe ms_bold!

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Junebug July 17, 2006

This was quick, easy, and tasty. I didn't care too much for the dressing. I would like to try using some Italian dressing next time.

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UmmHumza June 24, 2006
Cooking Light's Seven-Layer Salad