Return to Content

Butter-Lettuce Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Walnuts & Chèvre

by in May 2012

Yield: 6 servings

Sweet-tart berries are the perfect foil for rich avocado and creamy, fresh goat cheese. Add soft curls of butter lettuce, walnuts, and red onion, and you have a gorgeous salad.

For the dressing:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup white or red balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt, and pepper. Drizzle olive oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly, until an emulsion forms. Set aside.

For the salad:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1 large head butter lettuce (also called Boston or Bibb lettuce), leaves separated
  • 2 cups (about 10 ounces) small to medium-size strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces chevre (fresh goat cheese), crumbled

Instructions:

In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat, toast walnuts, stirring often, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
Toss lettuce with enough vinaigrette to coat leaves lightly. Arrange on 6 plates. Gently toss berries, avocado slices, and onion in more vinaigrette and divide among plates. Top with walnuts and chèvre.
Updated Friday, March 30th, 2012
Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Winter in Vermont

  • Warm Up to Perfect Comfort Food
  • Keeping Timeless Crafts Alive
  • A Town That Loves Covered Bridges and Artists
Subscribe Today and Save 44%

Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111