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Butter Lettuce with Avocado, Orange and a Lime Vinaigrette

Salad

Thank god it is Friday! I have been fighting off a cold and that mixed with the time change made for a long week! It is time for some relaxation! Is anyone doing anything fun for St. Patt’s?

Salad

After this weekend of drinking and heavy eating I think you should make this salad. Maybe for lunch on Monday? It is light and healthy so a great way to get you back on track.  A lot of people know butter lettuce because of lettuce wraps.  The silky yet firm texture makes a great little wrap for things like chicken or veggies.

I recently purchased butter lettuce (also known as Boston, Boston Bibb, Bibb) and decided to make a light and healthy salad with it. I am now officially in love with this lettuce. I have had it before in salads but forgot how great the texture is.

Butter Lettuce Salad

I am on a Spring kick now and even though it is still 35 degrees in Chicago (last year it was in the 70’s for St. Patrick’s Day!) I am eating springy foods.  This salad is light and has the flavors of avocado, oranges, red onion to compliment the butter lettuce with a light lime vinaigrette to top it off.

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 Inspiration from Cooking Light Magazine

Julia

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Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

This salad looks really refreshing. I've never tried the avocado/orange combo but I love the idea. And red onion + avocado is just amazing...!! Perfect for lunch :)

A Cedar Spoon

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Thanks Marie. I liked the avocado and orange together. I hadn't tried it before making this salad. I hope you like it.

Aggie

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

I love this pretty simple salad, I've been picking up more butter lettuce lately, it's a nice change up from my usual romaine. Looks delicious.

A Cedar Spoon

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Butter lettuce is the best--I think it is better than romaine (depending on what type of salad you are making).

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Saturday 16th of March 2013

Delicious looking salad, all creamy soft. Lovely photos too!