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Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

I had a perfectly ripe avocado on the counter that was calling my name.  I decided to make a nice salad with the butter leaf I had in the refrigerator, some red onion, tomato wedges, and avocado.  I topped off the salad with a tangy Dijon and garlic vinaigrette.  It was a delicious salad that the entire family loved.

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Combine the canola oil, olive oil, seasoned rice vinegar, red wine vinegar,  Dijon, garlic, sugar, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste into a small bowl.  Whisk until well combined; set aside.

Tear the clean butterleaf lettuce into bite size pieces and toss into a serving bowl.  Add the avocado slices, tomato wedges, and red onion.  Drizzle the vinaigrette on top of the salad right before serving then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste .  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

 

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Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -5

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1-2 tsp sugar to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Butter lettuce cleaned and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1-2 avocados sliced into strips
  • 2 small tomatoes cut into wedges
  • ¼ small red onion thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Combine the canola oil, olive oil, seasoned rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon, garlic, sugar, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste into a small bowl. Whisk until well combined; set aside.
  • Tear the clean butterleaf lettuce into bite size pieces and toss into a serving bowl. Add the avocado slices, tomato wedges, and red onion. Drizzle the vinaigrette on top of the salad right before serving then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste . Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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22 Comments

  1. Don’t you love it when certain ingredients are just screaming out your name? My local grocery store was having an awesome avocado sale (3 for $1) so I have some avocados calling my name too. And I have the rest of the ingredients at home so I will definitely be making this! 🙂

  2. Love this recipe! Just printed it off to try this week… I am trying to eat healthier and this looks so good!
    Thank you!

  3. Pam your salad look awesome and nice, love the color!!

  4. Kim in MD says:

    Oh, I can just imagine how delicious this salad was with the creamy avocado- YUM!

  5. I just love simple salads. You can dress them up with such wonderful vinaigrette’s like this one!
    Congratulations to Debbie – I’m so jealous!!! 🙂

  6. Peggy Recker says:

    Sounds like a great salad.

  7. This looks wonderful and definitely perfect for a summer night.

  8. Looks absolutely scrumptious! I am going to make it tonight with the penne sausage pasta with homemade marinara! A little red wine and a wonderful meal. Thanks

  9. Looks amazing. I love a quick easy salad and dressing…. and any salad with avocados!!

  10. I actually made the Salt and Vinegar potatoes yesterday, they were super good and so easy! This salad looks awesome too, thanks for another great idea.

  11. I’m always looking for exciting dinner salad recipes. With the avocado and the garlic vinaigrette..this is a surefire winner!

  12. it’s a lovely salad, but all i need is the avocado. 🙂

  13. I like that living lettuce, we get it often, the leaves are seemingly more tender.

  14. Wonderful salad, was an instant family favorite. I hope you dont mind but I added this to our meal plan on our blog.