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.

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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Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette

Yield: 4-5

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 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
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced

Directions:

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.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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21 Responses to “Avocado and Butter Leaf Salad with a Tangy Mustard Garlic Vinaigrette”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 15, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    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! :)

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — April 15, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    This looks & sounds like a perfect salad to me!

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    Amber — April 15, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

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

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    gloria — April 15, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

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

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    Kim in MD — April 16, 2012 @ 4:52 am

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

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    Blond Duck — April 16, 2012 @ 5:09 am

    I would eat the whole bowl.

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    Jenn's Food Journey — April 16, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    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!!! :)

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    Blog is the New Black — April 16, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    Simple, delicious salad!

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    Peggy Recker — April 16, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    Sounds like a great salad.

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    Mary — April 16, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    This looks wonderful and definitely perfect for a summer night.

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    Paulette — April 16, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    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

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    Erika — April 16, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

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

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    Stacey — April 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Yummy salad and Congrats to Debbie!

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — April 16, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    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.

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    Joanne — April 16, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

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

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 16, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    I love avocado in a salad. This would be my kind of salad.

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    Zee — April 17, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    wow this looks amazing!

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    grace — April 17, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    it’s a lovely salad, but all i need is the avocado. :)

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    Chris — April 18, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

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

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