Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Cheer with us if you agree, it’s time to lighten up!  Here’s our nod to a perfect Springtime salad, Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.

It’s absolutely luscious with creamy goat cheese and ripe avocados, toasted sliced almonds, and a light, lemony, dressing that is so refreshing.

I remember my first experience with butter lettuce.  We were visiting friends in Germany, who plucked a beautiful head from their vegetable garden.  I was totally smitten.

It is a little pricey, but I was delighted to find it reasonably priced at my Costco.  Give it a try, I’m confident you’ll agree with me, butter lettuce is worth paying a bit more for!

 

Green tastes like life, feels like energy, looks like peacefulness, smells like earth’s love, sounds like vibrant health (your body listens well). Eat your greens, go wild for greens, play in green, weave green into your colorful daily existence!

Teri Guillemets

Fabulous fresh ingredients come together in our Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, making for a perfectly delicious Springtime salad!

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Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Wash and chop the butter lettuce, I always use this lettuce knife, that helps to prevent rust.

Use 1 to 2 heads, depending on how large you would like to make each serving.

Mound lettuce on plates with a scoop of chévre on each plate.

Using a microplane or zester, zest the lemon over the top of the salad.

Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake until combined.

Garnish with avocado chunks and drizzle lemon vinaigrette over salad.  Top with toasted almonds and serve.

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Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
 
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Fabulous fresh ingredients come together in our Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, making for a perfectly delicious Springtime salad!
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
For Salad
  • 12-ounces of butter lettuce chopped (1-2 heads depending on your salad serving)
  • ½ cup chévre (fresh goat cheese)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, chunked
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 large lemon for juicing and zesting
For Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop the butter lettuce.
  2. Mound lettuce on plates with a scoop of chévre on each plate.
  3. Using a microplane or zester, zest the lemon over the top of the salad.
  4. Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake until combined.
  5. Garnish with avocado chunks.
  6. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad.
  7. Top with toasted almonds and serve.

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Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

61 Comments

  1. Leigh Anne Borders

    I love the variety of things you can add to a salad. I esp love avocado so I know this will be a great salad!

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    • Renée

      Thanks Leigh Anne, it’s really delish!

      Reply
  2. Amy Scott

    I’ve never tried butter lettuce. These recipes keeping getting better and better. Plenty to experiment with and perfect while my husband is away!

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    • Renée

      My husband loved it. I added fresh garlic the 2nd time I made it and my man liked it better. I like it better without!!!!

      Reply
  3. Carol Cassara

    This looks so good. My ex father in law used to grow butter lettuce and I got used to it many years ago. I love it!

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    • Renée

      I need to grow it. It’s not hard and is much cheaper!!! Thanks Carol.

      Reply
  4. Argell Sednaoui

    My meal for today! I’m already tasting it…this recipe made me mouthwatering so much I can’t wait to eat it.

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    • Renée

      Thanks so much, it’s better than it looks!

      Reply
  5. Franco

    Just by looking at those photos makes me drool. That looks yummy!

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    • Renée

      Franco, thanks so much! We eat with our eyes first, and hope you’ll try it.

      Reply
  6. Ana De- Jesus

    I have never tried butter lettuce before but I do adore avocados and goats cheese mmmmm. I am pinning this right now!

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  7. Rahul @samosastreet.com

    this salad looks refreshing! I love butter lettuce and these flavors sound bright and fresh

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    • Alison

      Thank Rahul! We are so glad you like it!

      Reply
  8. Renata

    I’ve never tried butter lettuce… Got curious about it now as I’m a little picky with vegetables… But I’m sure the lemon vinaigrette is fabulous! It’s probably delicious with all sorts of meals!

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    • Alison

      Butter lettuce is richer than a romaine lettuce but it is really good. The lemon cuts through it like butter – get it! 🙂

      Reply
  9. Andrea

    This looks good – it looks VERY easy to cook – and it looks absolutely delicious to eat!

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  10. KatR

    I have never tasted butter lettuce or chévre before. I absolutely love avocados and both almonds & lemons are favorites of mine. I will have to see if I can find butter lettuce and chévre where I shop.

    Reply
  11. Liz Mays

    Now this is the kind of recipe I need to start making. It looks so refreshing and I love the sliced almonds!

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  12. Zwitsy

    I find this delish and healthy at the same time! I would definitely give this recipe a try. I wonder if we run out of butter lettuce, can I use a different lettuce instead? Just in case butter lettuce runs out of stock in the market.

    Reply
    • Renée

      I would suggest spinach, spring mix, red or green leaf lettuce Zwitsy. Thanks for a good question!

      Reply
  13. Roselle toledo

    Avocado is in season right now in the Philippines. I just had avocado with milk and sugar for dessert last night. I’ll make your salad recipe for our family Sunday lunch. I like that it’s so easy to prepare.

    Reply
    • ROBERT LEE

      I agree with Roselle. The avocado I know of and had eaten since I was a child was usually prepared the way she said, usually with condensed milk in our case. Your dish is exciting and something different.

      Reply
  14. Jen

    Wow Ms. Renee, you really are a fantastic cook! Though, I am not a fan of salads, but seeing your recipes makes me want to eat a full bowl of salad hihi. I look forward to more amazing recipes coming from you 🙂

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    • Renée

      Thanks you Jen, I promise, I only make really easy dishes. Like you I’m too busy doing other things and life is short!!! This is maybe the easiest salad of all. Alison and I will do our best to keep posting dishes that look and taste good and are a snap to make!
      Renée recently posted…Tasty Tips: Mexican MeatMy Profile

      Reply
  15. Debbie-jean lemonte

    This looks so delicious and to top it off, I can have it! I’m lactose-intolerant but goat-cheese doesn’t have an effect on me. THANK YOU FOR THIS!

    #CanYouSayLunchTomorrow

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    • Renée

      That makes me so happy. We’ll try to share more goat cheese recipes for people with your challenges, thanks Debbie!
      Renée recently posted…Tasty Tips: Mexican MeatMy Profile

      Reply
  16. Bella

    Mmm this is a must try! I have never tried butter lettuce so this will be something new.

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    • Alison

      Yes, try it! Butter lettuce is richer with more flavor in my opinion and perfect with this salad!

      Reply
  17. Sara

    The only thing I’d probably change in the recipe is the type of cheese (personal preference), but the salad looks so appealing. There would be an avocado overload on my plate.

    Reply
    • Renée

      Sara, it took me a little while to come around to goat cheese, but the more I try it the better I like it! Thanks so much.
      Renée recently posted…Tasty Tips: Mexican MeatMy Profile

      Reply
  18. Jasmine Watts

    Yummm.. This looks so good and healthy food!! I would love to try this recipe!!

    Reply
  19. AIKA LORAINE

    perfect for people who are in a diet. looks yummy! i only eat these kind of salads on restaurants. looks easy to make reading your blog. 🙂

    Reply
  20. Prerna Sinha

    I am forever looking for salad recipes. I would love to try one with avocados as they are so healthy. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
  21. Chris

    Avocados are in season over her in New Zealand and I have a ton, So I have been looking for new ways to use avocados and your post has given me a great recipe.

    Reply
    • Alison

      I am so jealous of you, Chris, and wish I was there now to take advantage of them!

      Reply
  22. Carrie

    Im always looking for good healthy recipes and this one is perfect! It looks delicious!

    Reply
  23. Rodanthi Dimou

    Another great idea for a salad! I love the combination of lettuce and avocado, so I will definitely try this! I’ve decided to add even more salads to my diet, so this post came just at the right moment for me! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Alison

      I am so glad Rodanthi! I could eat a salad every day of my life!

      Reply
  24. Nicole Escat

    Avocado is my favorite in everything, I’m sure I would love it, it’s healthy.

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    • Alison

      Thanks, Nicole! I love avocado, too, especially in salads!

      Reply
  25. Rashmi & Chalukya

    I love salads but never had one with avocado, this looks absolutely fantastic. Sure try.. Thanks for Sharing!

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    • Alison

      Avocados are one of my very favorites in salad! Add one in next time you make one!

      Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Kalliopi! It is one of our favorites!

      Reply
  26. Neri Ann

    I love avocados! I’ve been wanting to make a salad from the videos that I am seeing from Facebook! But it is not yet an avocado season here in the Philippines so I will torture myself on viewing this for now.

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    • Renée

      I bet when it’s in season avocados are very plentiful where you live Neri. Try making this salad with whatever is in season, it’s so basic. Thanks!
      Renée recently posted…Tasty Tips: Mexican MeatMy Profile

      Reply
  27. Jenn M

    I just started eating avocado’s! I don’t know why I waited so long to eat them. This looks so good.

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    • Renée

      I’m so glad you’ve given avocados a chance, hope you enjoy this salad!

      Reply
  28. Sunshine Kelly

    I love this avocado butter lettuce salad. The lemon vinaigrette dressing is perfect and healthier choice of dressing compared to those creamy ones. Avocado is my favourite fruits and food, it goes well with anything be it salad, sandwich, wraps, sushi or just by itself. Going to try out this recipe soon.
    Sunshine Kelly recently posted…3CE is Now Available on Sephora.sgMy Profile

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  29. LAURA

    Looks delicious, Ive only just started to add avocado into my salads but I love them they are so creamy. Great post!

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  30. memory

    I am a big fan of avocados and chicken. So I would really love to try this recipe. It looks amazing.

    Reply
  31. Brian MANON

    Have not tried butter Lettuce but I will tonight. I love advocado so this will be perfect to go with dinner tonight

    Reply
  32. suchi

    never tried butter lettuce, but this sure makes me wanna try!!!..loved the recipe!!

    Reply
  33. Christina Aliperti

    Yum! This salad looks amazing! I love avocado and butter lettuce so this salad is calling my name. I love the different textures in the salad.

    Reply
  34. Klaudia

    A vitamin E – boost salad today 🙂 Avocado is very healthy and contains very rich vitamin E and GOOD cholesterol . A welcome recipe , as the days are getting hotter , it’s gonna be more salad days again . A bit off topic , but I love avocados even more in/on my face 🙂 I use the very ripe ones to make a pampering facial masque out of it. Mixed with a few drops of olive oil , if you like a deep cleansing scrub effect , add a bit of sea salt . Avocado is amazing , in and out !

    Reply
  35. Tara

    This sounds and looks yummy. Green is my favorite color!

    Reply

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