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Published on March 30, 2021

eight layered salad in glass bowl

Recipe: Healthier Eight-Layer Salad

This colorful salad is a great addition to your Easter holiday dinner. Or, use leftovers of ham and hard-boiled eggs for a special treat the next week.

Healthier Eight-Layer Salad

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 cups mixed greens, such as kale, spinach, chard or romaine lettuce, washed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, whole or sliced as you prefer
  • 2 cups red, yellow or green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 8 hardboiled eggs, sliced or cut into bite-size pieces
  • ⅔ cup Walden Farms Mayo (or a healthier-choice mayo you like)
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt (Note: you can omit this for a dairy-free version)
  • Small portions of herbs basil, rosemary, thyme and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese shredded (use veggie cheese for dairy free)
  • 2 ounces lean ham, cut into ¼-inch sizes


Note: This recipe works great if you use a glass bowl or 11- by 7-inch glass pan so your guests can see the loveliness of the layers.

  1. Mix mayo with the yogurt, spices and diced celery. Set aside.
  2. Layer the salad using this sequence:
  • Greens
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • The mayo mixture, spread evenly
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Cheddar cheese or veggie cheese
  • Diced ham

  3. Once layered, you can add additional season to the top, or just serve.


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