Hidden Valley Ranch 6-layer tuna salad: A retro recipe from 1977

Hidden Valley Ranch 6-layer tuna salad recipe from 1977

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Hidden Valley Ranch reinvents the tuna salad

Hidden Valley Ranch buttermilk salad dressing and your favorite brand of tuna — they bring out the best in each other.

The secret blend of Hidden Valley Ranch fixins creates a zesty flavor that makes tuna taste better than it’s ever tasted before. Now you can use Hidden Valley Ranch wherever you used to use plain mayonnaise — from simple tuna sandwiches to fancy tuna salads.

For starters, try this “six layer” tuna salad. Delicious for lunch or dinner, it’s truly a great invention.

Hidden Valley Ranch 6-layer tuna salad recipe from 1977

Hidden Valley Ranch 6-layer tuna salad

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups prepared Ranch salad dressing
  • 13 ounces chunk light tuna, drained and flaked (2 cans, 6-1/2 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons finely sliced green onions
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) black olives, drained
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced (optional)


  1. Combine 1-1/4 cups salad dressing, tuna and green onion; mix until dressing is thoroughly absorbed.
  2. In a large salad bowl, layer ingredients as follows: 1 cup lettuce; combined tomatoes and olives; 1/2 of tuna salad dressing mixture; combined bacon and‘avocado; 1 cup lettuce; remaining tuna salad dressing mixture.
  3. Drizzle 1/4 cup of salad dressing over top of salad.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 42gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1549mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 27g

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Hidden Valley Ranch 6-layer tuna salad recipe from 1977

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