Fresh as a Daisy Spring Salad Recipe -
Fresh as a Daisy Spring Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Fresh as a Daisy Spring Salad

Recipe by  

"A fresh spring salad of mixed greens tossed with chopped tomatoes over a bed of avocado. A fresh lemon vinaigrette and darling daisy garnish finish off this salad with flair. Be sure to use the white daisies with yellow centers, and make sure they are pesticide free."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. In the container of a food processor or blender, combine the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, shallots, vinegar, and parsley. Process until shallots are no longer visible. Slowly pour in the oil while continuing to blend. Blend in sour cream, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the avocado into quarters and remove the pit. Cut each quarter into 3 slices. Fan each quarter of the avocado towards the side of each salad plate. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce mix with tomatoes. Pour dressing over the lettuce and tomato, and toss to coat. Portion the salad onto the plates so that the ends of the avocado fan are showing. Sprinkle each plate with pine nuts, and garnish with a daisy bud.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 07, 2005

Tasty and very spring like. Didn't have the daisies so I didn't include. Would be pretty for a ladies luncheon.

Mar 30, 2005

This was wonderful. Beautiful presentation.

Apr 20, 2011

Nice fresh, bright salad. The dressing was nice, but, honestly, I liked it better before the sour cream. It was beautiful and just crisp and light. I didn't think the sour cream added much to it. I used a very high quality olive oil for this, and I think that is a key. Daisies, around here, get gobbled up before they leave the yard, so the lil yellow and white ones were out..but, I still added some live, big, colored blossoms for the character. I also used cherry tomatoes, out of preference.

Dec 16, 2008

Great recipe! I didn't have everything so I substituted: white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar shallots for onion roma tomatoes for tomatoes on the vine no Daisy blossoms Turned out really good, and all my guests loved it.

Dec 21, 2006

This was delicious! Also pretty as a picture. I will make this again, in fact I am making it for a luncheon next week. I can't wait to hear the reviews. Thanks.

Apr 22, 2011

Very good salad, love the colors and the flavor. Truely makes you feel like Spring.

May 29, 2011

This salad is a great change from the usual. The dressing is wonderful, loved the shallots. I didn't have any daisies but it was beautiful without them. i'll be making this a lot this summer.

Jul 15, 2014

Love the sour cream addition!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Back To School Already?
Back To School Already?

Hard to believe, but many kids will be back in school at the end of the month. Get ready.

Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower Recipes

You won't believe all the things you can do with cauliflower. It's a great low-carb option.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Fresh Broccoli Salad

See how to make a 5-star summer salad.

Simple Pasta Salad

A quick and easy salad with rotini pasta and vegetables.

Pasta Salad with Avocado and Tomato

See how to make a fresh pasta salad with avocadoes, tomato, and mozzarella.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States