Romaine and Avocado Salad With A Smoky Dressing

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What more do you need in a salad than Romaine lettuce and avocado? If the salad was just avocado, we’d be happy. Add the sweet shallots, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and smoky dressing and you’ve got yourself a great combination of flavors. You can eat this salad as a full meal or as a light snack in the afternoon.

Photo Credit: Heather Christo

Romaine and Avocado Salad With A Smoky Dressing
  • Prep Time:10m
  • Total Time:10m


For The Salad

  • 1 Romaine heart
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds

For Smoky Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. agave
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • a pinch of sea salt


For the Salad

  1. On a platter arrange the romaine hearts.
  2. For the avocados, peel them, discard the pits and quarter them. Arrange the avocados on the lettuce and sprinkle the salad with the shallots and the raw pumpkin seeds.

For the Dressing

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and then drizzle it over the salad. Serve immediately.