Butter Lettuce with Avocado, Orange and a Lime Vinaigrette

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Salad


The velvety texture of this butter lettuce pairs wonderfully with oranges, avocados, red onion and radish topped with a light lime vinaigrette dressing.



  • 1 small head of butter lettuce
  • 1/3 cup sliced radishes (about 3 medium sized radishes)
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 of an orange, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • **Dressing ingredients**
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Rinse the lettuce and use a salad spinner to dry. Set aside.
  2. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk or in a salad dressing container and put in refrigerator to chill.
  3. Trim the stem and any rough pieces off of the butter lettuce head. Tear pieces of the lettuce and put in a large salad bowl. Add the red onion, and radishes.
  4. Mix the salad with the lime dressing and toss gently. Garnish with the avocado and orange slices.


This type of green has a variety of names including butter lettuce, Boston Bibb, bibb or even a combo of those. My grocery store sells it under the name Boston Bibb lettuce. Great additions to this salad would be goat cheese, tomatoes, walnuts, or sesame seeds.