Vangie’s Summer Layered Salad

Jun 17, 2022All Recipes

AS SEEN ON BT – It’s my mother-in-law’s sumptuous salad that’s a meal in itself. Loaded with fresh Ontario produce and proteins to celebrate farm to fork at it’s best! Serve it up like a lasagna and watch it disappear.

Makes 6-8 servings

Creamy Avocado Dressing

2 cups (500 mL) mayonnaise

1 ripe avocado, quartered 

1/4 cup (60 mL) half and half cream (10%)

Juice of ½ lemon

2 tbsp (30 mL) honey

Salt and crushed peppercorns to taste

1 head romaine lettuce, cored, rinsed, and dried, divided

½ iceberg lettuce, rinsed and dried, divided

2 cups (500 mL) canned Ontario black or navy beans, rinsed, divided

2 cups (250 mL) prepared Creamy Avocado Dressing, divided

2 cups turkey breast, cooked and sliced, divided

1 medium red onion, sliced and pickled (optional), divided

4 Ontario eggs hard-boiled and sliced, divided

½ lb (225 g) Ontario asparagus, grilled, cut into 2-inch pieces, divided

6 slices turkey bacon, diced and air-fried crispy in oven

½ cup (125 mL) Ontario cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in half

½ cup (125 mL) crumbled feta or Gorgonzola cheese

1 tbsp (15 mL) roasted sunflower seeds as garnish (optional)

  1. Add ingredients for dressing to a blender or food processor, blend, Set aside. Store

       in a sterilized jar kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  1. Layer romaine leaves in two pieces, cut in half, repeat with the others. Layer half of the romaine to cover the bottom of a 13- x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking dish. Add layered pieces of iceberg lettuce over romaine, add half of the beans.
  1. Drizzle 1 cup of the dressing over the lettuce and beans. Add half each turkey, onion, eggs, asparagus, turkey bacon, add ½ cup dressing. 
  1. Repeat the layers starting with the lettuces, ending with the garnishes of tomatoes, cheese

       and sunflower seeds.

  1. Cover with wrap and refrigerate overnight for the flavors to set. Before serving drizzle remaining ½ cup dressing (optional) or serve on the side.

Source: Chef Raquel Fox (

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