Lettuce, Avocado and Sunflower Seed Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Lettuce, Avocado and Sunflower Seed Salad Recipe
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Lettuce, Avocado and Sunflower Seed Salad

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"This is one of my favorite summer salads. I often add a little cottage cheese on the side and serve this as a meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the lettuce and sunflower seeds. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Top with sliced avocado and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2003

Great salad. I added sliced tomatoes and red onion to it. And I left the dressing on the side because my daughter would rather put ranch dressing on it. I served this with Chrismas dinner and the entire salad was gone.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2006

This was an average salad--but I eat a lot of interesting salads, so it takes something special to make me say, "Wow!" I prefer darker greens, so I used romaine and spring mix (although I would have mixed in the Bibb if it hadn't gone bad). Plus, I used sprouted sunflower seeds, which I love. After tasting the dressing, I added sea salt, pepper, and an extra splash of balsamic. I omitted the mayo because I don't use it. I do plan to keep this one--it will be a good lunch salad for work: Mix the dressing ahead of time, toss the sunflower seeds on the lettuce, and bring the whole avocado to chop up at work. Next time, I'll take a previous reviewer's suggestion and use Dijon mustard.


24 Ratings

Jan 22, 2003

This is one great tasting salad.

Jan 22, 2003

good decent salad. nothing special.

Jan 22, 2003

I love this salad! I used half green leaf lettuce and half bib lettuce, and I ended up giving the rest of my dinner to my husband so I could eat the salad. Definately worth the calories once and a while! My son didn't like it at all, though.

Jan 22, 2003

Very good.

Feb 11, 2007

this salad was good but i thought that the dressing shouldve have had some sugar in it because when i made it it the dtressing was bitter, but i added some sugar and it was great. it was easy to make too! i would make it again.

May 28, 2006

We loved it, very interesting blend of flavours. Used a extra clove of garlic (natch) but next time will use less olive oil as I think one reviewer suggested. Also did not add salt as added salted, roasted sunflower seeds.


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  • Calories
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 44.7 g
  • 69%
  • Fiber
  • 7.6 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

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

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