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Hearty Layer Salad Recipe
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Hearty Layer Salad Recipe

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This is a pretty salad with a nice variety of flavors and textures. It's a "meal in a bowl" for lighter eating on a warm day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion, cut in half and separated
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large glass bowl, layer the first eight ingredients. In a blender, combine the dressing ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Serve with the salad. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Layer Salad in Country Extra July 2004, p49

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