Avocado and Romaine with Raspberry Vinaigrette

July  3, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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.


What You'll Need
  • 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
  • 2 large Hass avocados – sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce - chopped
  • Ground fresh peppercorns
  • Toasted, salted sunflower seeds
  2. In a small bowl, muddle the raspberries. Then, add and whisk together the rest of the ingredients - set aside until needed.
  1. SALAD
  2. Divide the romaine between 4 salad plates.
  3. Add avocados and raspberries.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
  5. Add fresh ground pepper - to your taste, and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • JanetFL
  • Bevi
  • Kukla
  • hardlikearmour
  • SKK

17 Reviews

JanetFL June 7, 2013
This is a beautiful and delicious salad - we had it last night and love it! Thank you!
lapadia June 7, 2013
I'm thrilled you tried it and that everyone enjoyed it, JFL! Will making your simple delicious blackbean dip this weekend...
Bevi June 16, 2012
This beauty brings back fond memories of a vaguely similar salad my mom used to make, but not as delicate and distinctive.
lapadia June 16, 2012
Thanks, Bevi! I bet your mom's was delicious, would love to hear back if you try this.
Kukla June 13, 2012
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!
lapadia June 13, 2012
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-Balsamic-Raspberry-Blush-Vinegar/dp/B0009WNG14
Kukla June 21, 2012
Thanks a lot Linda! Now I know what to look for.
hardlikearmour June 13, 2012
Stunning salad!
lapadia June 13, 2012
Thanks, HLA, tasty too! Hope you will try it sometime :)
SKK June 11, 2012
How lovely! On my list -
lapadia June 12, 2012
Thanks, Sharon! Would love your feedback after you try it :)
Sagegreen July 9, 2011
So nice to see your salad with such an interestinga white balsamic and without any nuts, too!
lapadia July 9, 2011
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. :)
Kitchen B. July 6, 2011
I love the combination of creamy avocados and tart raspberries. Superb
lapadia July 6, 2011
Thanks, for checking out my recipe and for your kind words, KB! :)
aargersi July 3, 2011
Delicious! I woke up thinking salady thoughts, your looks great!!!
lapadia July 3, 2011
Thanks, aargersi! It was delicious I hope you will try it , too :)