Avocado and Romaine with Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Author Notes: Fruit salad with an unexpected combination of flavors... refreshing, healthy and delicious.

I served this with grilled chicken breasts that had been marinated in some of the raspberry vinaigrette.

lapadia

Serves 4

VINAIGRETTE

  • 4 raspberries to muddle
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil preferred
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Aioli-garlic mustard sauce (add a little Dijon to your aioli or Trader Joes)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (raspberry honey would be nice)
  • 1 large clove garlic – pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. In a small bowl, muddle the raspberries. Then, add and whisk together the rest of the ingredients - set aside until needed.

SALAD

  • 2 large Hass avocados – sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce - chopped
  • Ground fresh peppercorns
  • Toasted, salted sunflower seeds
  1. Divide the romaine between 4 salad plates.
  2. Add avocados and raspberries.
  3. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
  4. Add fresh ground pepper - to your taste, and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds.
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over 1 year ago JanetFL

This is a beautiful and delicious salad - we had it last night and love it! Thank you!

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over 1 year ago lapadia

I'm thrilled you tried it and that everyone enjoyed it, JFL! Will making your simple delicious blackbean dip this weekend...

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I remember this delicious salad, perfect timing for berry season and the vinaigrette is wonderful.

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Cheers to raspberries and avocados!!!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

This beauty brings back fond memories of a vaguely similar salad my mom used to make, but not as delicate and distinctive.

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over 2 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Bevi! I bet your mom's was delicious, would love to hear back if you try this.

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Beautiful and delicious looking salad Linda! I love everything with raspberries and I also for some time now, am using Avocado Extra-Virgin oil; for me it tastes lighter then olive oil and it is perfect for frying, sautéing and baking; but I never came across white balsamic raspberry vinegar, or maybe I just didn’t look carefully enough. Anyway, thank you for sharing!

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over 2 years ago lapadia

Thanks Kukla! Yes I agree with you on the Avocado oil. Here is a photo with a link to the White Balsamic Raspberry Vinegar I used for this salad. Perhaps you will see it at the store, now. http://www.amazon.com/White...

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Thanks a lot Linda! Now I know what to look for.

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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Stunning salad!

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over 2 years ago lapadia

Thanks, HLA, tasty too! Hope you will try it sometime :)

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over 2 years ago SKK

How lovely! On my list -

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over 2 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Sharon! Would love your feedback after you try it :)

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

So nice to see your salad with such an interestinga white balsamic and without any nuts, too!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Morning, Sagegeen, thanks for your comment! I thought of nuts but went with the sunflower seeds, we thought that the little bit of salt coming from them added a nice touch. :)

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over 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

I love the combination of creamy avocados and tart raspberries. Superb

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, for checking out my recipe and for your kind words, KB! :)

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That is a great vinaigrette, if you don't have access to trader joe's to get the aioli mustard sauce do you think it can easily be homemade? Is it a smooth or grainy mustard in the aioli?

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Yes, easily homemade, it is a smooth sauce. If you make your aioli add a little dijon, that should do. Or probably just add come pressed garlic, dijon and a touch of mayo...should work. I don't have a Trader Joe's in my little town, I have to drive 40 minutes West, or 20 minutes across the Narrows' Bridge to get to one, but I love that store for certain items so don't mind taking the trip.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I have a trader joe's on Court Street but there is no parking at all, it doesn't have a lot and its pretty far to walk so rather than go through the frustration I thought I would make it myself. I am going to make my own aioli and will let you know how it turns out,

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over 3 years ago aargersi

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Delicious! I woke up thinking salady thoughts, your looks great!!!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, aargersi! It was delicious I hope you will try it , too :)