Simple 5 Layer Salad with Yogurt Dressing

I believe that whether it is a party, get together, you are entertaining guests, or just having a regular meal at home with family or by yourself, dress up your plate! Pretty up the presentation! We all eat with our eyes first. So why wait for a special occasion. Let everyday be special!!

I made this quick and simple salad by layering the veggies as I chopped them onto a platter. Then pour the dressing over it before serving/eating. Plate and enjoy!! No extra dishes to wash either 🙂

What you’ll need:

  • Romaine Lettuce, chopped (Use any greens you have) – 2 cups
  • Roasted Corn – 1 cup
  • Cucumber, cut into bite size pieces – 1 large
  • Cherry Tomatoes, halved –  18 to 20 ( about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Roasted Nuts – 1/2 cup

For Dressing:

  • Plain Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Mint, chopped – few leaves


  1. Wash, Dry, Chop and place the Lettuce onto your Serving Platter.
  2. Next, I had corn of the cob roasted on the bbq the day before. You can use frozen roasted corn, works perfectly fine! Warm up the corn for about 30 seconds to a minute in the microwave with a teaspoon of butter. Mix in a teaspoon of Chili Lime Salt. This was to flavor it a bit. You can also just add fresh corn directly! Totally works 🙂
  3. Layer 3/4 of the Corn over the Lettuce. Layer the Cucumber over the Corn. Layer the remaining 1/4 Corn over the Cucumber. (Just to mix things a bit)
  4. Now layer the Cherry Tomato halves over it. Again, you can totally use any tomatoes you have!
  5. To make the Dressing, mix all the ingredients listed under Dressing above in a bowl. Done!
  6. I like to pour the dressing over the Salad just before serving. And I like to sprinkle the nuts directly on the plates. But you could do this ahead as well.

Don’t want to have all the right ingredients.. I hope this is a inspiration to use what you have, substitute to your liking, and make something healthy!

Enjoy!! Makes a great side. We had it with some Quesadillas.