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
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.