Course Salads
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Beans
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian

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7-Layer Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, cherry or grape; sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup olives, black; sliced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, Greek
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 lime, zest only
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Top with the avocado, tomatoes, black beans, black olives, and cheddar cheese. Set aside
  • To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, greek yogurt, lime juice, lime zest and cilantro in a mason jar. Screw the lid on tight, then shake for 2 minutes until ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss before serving