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Friday, January 11, 2013

Romaine Salad with Avocado and Caper Dressing

We do love a good salad. And sometimes I have to admit we get into a bit of a salad rut of always making the same salad over and over.

Our most favorite salad rut usually consists of some sort of organic greens; baby spinach, romaine or mixed greens most often. Some sort of fruit; apple or pear most often. Some sort of nuts; almonds or pecans often. And most often either a honey mustard type dressing or a raspberry vinaigrette. 

But then this recipe for a simple dressing that I found on Pinterest  inspired me to get out of our salad rut after such a long time.

This salad made with chopped romaine, slices of avocado, shaved Parmesan and a caper vinaigrette was the perfect change up to get us out of our boring salad habit. It was a bit hearty with the avocado and Parmesan. And it was a bit briny with the caper vinaigrette. 
Basically it was just what we need to give us more reasons to change up our salads a little more frequently.


Romaine Salad with Avocado and Caper Dressing
3--4 Cups roughly chopped,clean romaine
1 avocado, sliced
Shaved Parmesan
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin olive oil
1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
1 tspn anchovy paste
1-2 Tblspns finely diced shallot
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tblspn creamy Dijon mustard
1Tblspn drained capers
Salt & Pepper

Mix anchovy paste, lemon juice, shallot, garlic & mustard. Slowly whisk in olive oil until it emulsifies. Add the capers and Salt & Pepper.

Gently mix the romaine and avocado. Toss with the dressing. Top with shaved romaine.


  1. The salad sounds delicious. Can't wait to make it. Should the "shaved romaine" in the recipe be "shaved Parm" though?

  2. Thanks, yes indeed it's supposed to be shaved park not romaine.

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