Romaine Salad with Avocado Dressing
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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 shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Corn chips
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 187 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
May 2, 2018
I have now made this fabulous salad about 3 times. I have never made any changes in the dressing and it is wonderful--everyone in my family loves it! I don't think the flavors are "heavy"--rich, yes, and a delectable richness that makes other plain lettuce & tomato salads pale in comparison.
Aug 3, 2017
Food of paris
Jun 22, 2017
Very good. Very garlicky. I might use only one clove of garlic next time. I was out of lemons so maybe that's why the dressing was so strong. Still very delicious. I added extra olives and extra tomatoes. The corn chips are a must have - I ended up using Doritos too.
Jul 18, 2014
We LOVE this salad and use the extra dressing for chip dip. Yum Yum
Jan 29, 2013
I made this recipe because of the great reviews but I have to say, I really disagree with comments. The dressing flavor-wise was way too heavy on the fats. The mayo really kills the avocado taste. I won't be making this dud again.
Jun 28, 2012
I make extra dressing to use on Carne Asada sandwiches, not being a taco person. Everyone loves it, and we have some picky eaters.
Mar 3, 2012
I love this dressing! Actually didn't make the rest of the salad, just serving it with mixed greens, avocado and feta, but it would be delish with anything. I might try a couple T. less mayo and a large avocado instead.
Jul 26, 2011
Very good! I sprinkle some cheddar cheese on when tossing the salad together. Have used both tortilla chips and corn chips - both are good! Light mayonnaise seemed to work fine as well.
Jul 12, 2011
Delicious! Love the dressing!
May 12, 2010
My family loved the salad! I didn't use all the dressing. I thought it would be over dressed. We used the leftover for a sandwhich spread. FABULOUS!!!