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Romaine Salad with Avocado Dressing

 Romaine Salad with Avocado Dressing
This colorful salad looks great on a buffet table and tastes even better. The crunchy corn chips are a nice change from croutons. —Sandra Forsyth, Edmonton, Alberta
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Corn chips

Directions

  • For dressing, place the first seven ingredients in a blender; cover
  • and process until blended.
  • In a large bowl, combine the romaine, tomatoes, cheese, olives and
  • onions. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with corn
  • chips. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 187 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.