Monday, September 10, 2012
Avocado Lettuce Salad
This recipe is adapted from Cuisine At Home. It's a great side dish that offers the best of guacamole and a crunchy salad. It compliments any mexican meal. Okay, it compliments anything if you love guacamole like I do!
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 Tbs mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
8 cups shredded Romain lettuce
4 roma tomatoes, diced
2/3 cup sliced scallions
2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup seeded, minced jalepenos (optional)
Mash avocados in a large bowl until smooth. Add mayonnaise, lime juice, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, jalapenos, and bacon into avocado mixture until combined.
A couple notes: If you like it really crunchy, you may want to use iceberg lettuce. I like Romaine because there is still crunch to it, but it has more nutrients than iceberg lettuce.
The jalepeno's will add some heat. I left them out because my kids are not big fans of hot-spicy food.
This recipe makes a lot! I actually made a 1/2 batch for my family of 4. My daughter tried it, but she is my picky one and didn't want seconds. The rest of us all had a second helping and there was still a serving left over.
Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!