This easy-to-make, feel-good salad is full of seasonal ingredients. Creamy burrata and avocado are a perfect textural contrast with the crisp butter lettuce and snappy peas and asparagus. The dressing has a lovely tangy brightness thanks to the citrus and yogurt. Plus, the colors—green, white, and a touch of purple—scream spring. —A Cozy Kitchen
For the dressing:
Juice from 1 lemon
4 mint leaves, minced
For the salad:
peas, fresh or frozen and thawed
spears of asparagus, trimmed and shaved with a vegetable peeler
head of purple and/or green butter lettuce, trimmed and torn into bite-size pieces
To make the dressing: In a blender, add the olive oil, lemon juice, yogurt, avocado, poppy seeds, mint leaves, and salt (add the jalapeño, if you like a little kick). Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender, and then re-blending one last time. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking. Thin the dressing with 1/4 cup of water; add more water 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.
To make the salad: To a large mixing bowl, add the peas, shaved asparagus, and butter lettuce leaves (purple and/or green to add color and depth). Pour the dressing atop the lettuce and toss, using your hands, until the dressing is evenly distributed.
To plate this salad, add a handful of salad mixture to a serving bowl. Top with a beautiful abundance of avocado slices. Repeat this layering process until you’ve worked through all of the salad mixture. Place the fresh burrata in the center of the salad and garnish with a pinch of poppy seeds.
I'm the writer behind the food blog, A Cozy Kitchen. My blog is a place where my love for cute things, pancakes and corgis is celebrated. In Spring 2013 my first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack, was published.