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Romaine Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe

Romaine Salad with Avocado Dressing Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. For dressing, place the first seven ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended.
  • 2. 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

3/4 cup: 187 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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vsav User ID: 9230604 270300
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2017

"Food of paris"

laura70 User ID: 10385 268240
Reviewed 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."

gaschoenecker User ID: 6561894 73456
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

"We LOVE this salad and use the extra dressing for chip dip. Yum Yum"

BetsyGirl801 User ID: 7112725 154582
Reviewed 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."

WillaSharon User ID: 1758379 73455
Reviewed 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."

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 136454
Reviewed 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."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 207684
Reviewed 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."

joniotto User ID: 1827180 67948
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Delicious! Love the dressing!"

toli User ID: 5099183 153391
Reviewed 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!!!"

nhatalsky User ID: 1457645 87064
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"This is a GREAT main dish salad recipe and one I go to time and time again! I LOVE the corn chips on it, and the dressing is fantastic! I'm making it for dinner again tonight, and am already looking forward to it!"

HBcook User ID: 2966570 108250
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2008

"Great salad. I agree that the corn chips aren't needed. The dressing is the key but don't over dress."

flute salad User ID: 1453368 87063
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2007

"The dressing is absolutely fantastic! I love it!! I use as a dip, sandwich spread, etc. I personally don't think that the corn chips would be good on it. The salad is SO GOOD without it, that I think it would be too much and kind of a wrong texture."

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