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Romaine Salad with Avocado Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 servings

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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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