Salads | January 15, 2019

Avocado & Lettuce Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

 The perfect combination of crisp, creamy, salty, and sweet.  A salad you will never grow tired of!  With crisp greens, creamy avocado, salty feta, and sweet sugared almonds – this Avocado and Lettuce salad comes together in minutes.

What Should I Add To My Grocery List?

I combine

  1. cold crisp greens with
  2. creamy avocado slices,
  3. salty feta cheese,
  4. tangy dried cranberries,
  5. and homemade sugared almonds.
  6. To top it off I use my favorite store bough dressing – Briannas Poppy Seed.

Now normally – I am not a fan of store bough dressings – homemade is so easy and so much better…but this one is pure perfection for me.  If you want to go all homemade with this salad try this recipe for this dressing.

How Do I Make The Almonds?

Making homemade sugared almonds is easier than you think.  You’ll need to add butter, almonds, and brown sugar to a small skillet.  Heat all over medium heat until nuts are toasted and sugar is melted.  Transfer the nuts to a plate to cool.

Pro Tip: Make almonds ahead of time and store in an airtight container for a quick salad.

Salad Assembly

This salad can easily be turned into a meal simply by adding some sliced chicken.  Or keep it vegetarian and leave out the protein.  Either way it will satisfy that salad craving that summer brings.

Layer lettuce, dried cranberries, avocado, almonds, and feta.  Top with poppyseed dressing.

Lettuce Variations

I like to use spring mix in this salad.  The combination of greens is beautiful and delicious.  But on occasion, I have used romaine or green leaf.  If other lettuces look fresher in the grocery store – I go with that. Feel free to choose the greens of your liking.

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5 from 1 vote
Avocado and Lettuce Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Perfect green goodness on a plate. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado lettuce salad, avocado salad, salad with almonds
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
Sugared Almonds:
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
Salad:
  • 8 cups Mixed Greens
  • 1/2 cup sugared almonds Recipe Below
  • 1 Avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Brianna's Poppyseed dressing
Instructions
For Almonds:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauté pan and cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Toss to combine and cook until slightly bubbly.
  2. Transfer to a clean plate to cool.
  3. Store in airtight container.
For Salad:
  1. Layer greens, avocado, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and almonds on a plate. Top with dressing.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Info Is Displayed WITHOUT dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado and Lettuce Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1035IU21%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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