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Lemony Romaine & Avocado Salad
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5 from 2 votes

Lemony Romaine and Avocado Salad

A great little salad to have in your arsenal
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salads & Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Reprinted with permission from Simply Vegetarian Cookbook by Susan Pridmore


Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 avocados
  • freshly ground black pepper


Make Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil.

Make Salad

  • Remove and discard any wilted leaves from the romaine. Wash and spin-dry the remaining leaves. Tear or slice the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Place the leaves in a large bowl, and toss with the pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and half of the vinaigrette
  • Slice the avocados in half. Remove the pit from each, and slice the avocados into long thin slices. Using a large spoon, carefully scoop the slices out of the peel.
  • Layer the avocado slices on top of the lettuce in the bowl, and drizzle half of the remaining dressing over them. Carefully toss using your hands or a large metal spoon. Add the remaining dressing as needed.
  • Finish with a few sprinkles of pepper.


Susan says: This is my go-to side salad, although I eliminate the pomegranate seeds when I can't find them outside of the late-fall and winter months. It's extremely flexible, as all side salads should be. Sometimes I use Bibb lettuce mixed with the romaine. Other times I turn it into a main salad by adding cauliflower or broccoli florets, or slices of beets and a dollop of goat cheese. Any way you make it, it's a great little salad to have in your arsenal.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 406mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g