Lemon Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

Butter lettuce is also called Bibb lettuce or Boston lettuce. You may be lucky enough to find it still as a whole head, or just as the leaves. Either works.

If you can’t find either, then romaine works really nicely too.

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Lemon Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

This is a filling and simple salad that is easy to present beautifully and can be made smaller if desired for a first course of a larger meal.
Servings4

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 12gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 454mgPotassium: 1012mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5692IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 5mg

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 4 heads butter lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 nori sheets
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes baby

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup cashews soaked 20 minutes
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast optional

Quick Parmesan Cheese

  • 1/4 cup macadamias
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Dressing

  • Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender.
  • Chill until ready to use.

Quick Parmesan Cheese

  • Use a microplane to grate the macadamias into a bowl.
  • Add the nutritional yeast and salt, and then mix thoroughly.

Assembly

  • Cut the leaves from the stalk of the butter lettuce.
  • Toss in the desired amount of dressing and then rearrange the leaves on the plate so they go from biggest to smallest, as they did when they were part of the original lettuce.
  • Cut half of an avocado into a fan and place on the plate just to the side of the butter lettuce.
  • Crush a dry nori sheet with your hands and sprinkle the lettuce with it.
  • Quarter the baby tomatoes and sprinkle the salad with them, finishing up with a sprinkle of the quick parmesan cheese and the pine nuts.

Notes

This recipe is to be featured in the Summer Edition of GetFresh! Magazine.
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July 22nd, 2011

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