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Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing

Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing

Ensalada con Aderezo de Aguacate

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.17 from 6 votes


  • 2 ripe Mexican avocados halved, pitted and meat scooped out
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema Latin-style cream, crème fraîche, or sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or more to taste
  • 2 heads boston lettuce leaves separated, washed, dried, and torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied pineapple or other candied fruits like papaya or mango
  • 1/2 cup spicy pumpkin seeds

To Prepare

  • Combine the avocado, milk, cream, garlic, lime juice and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Place the lettuce in a generous-sized serving bowl, and toss with the dressing until the leaves are lightly coated. Sprinkle with the pineapple and pumpkin seeds and serve.


12comments inBoston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing

  1. Steve

    Feb 15

    I was looking for the Boston lettuce Salad but only found pumpkin seeds? Where’s the salad? Please include. Thank you.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 09

      Hi Steve, thanks for catching this! We have updated this post and now you can find it in the same link or here 🙂

  2. Robyn

    Jun 09

    I’m very disappointed the recipe for the ‘avocado dressing’ is not included.
    Even though it’s named in the title of thus salad only ingredients, & method, listed are fir the spiced pumpkin seeds🤷‍♀️☹️

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 09

      Hello Robyn, thanks for reaching out. There is a confusion with the link you were trying, but here is the correct one for the salad and the avocado dressing. Enjoy!

  3. Brian

    Feb 27

    When I click on this recipe, the site shows a picture of the Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing, but the recipe below the picture is for Spiced up pumpkin seeds. Looking for the avocado dressing recipe, am I missing something?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Hello Brian, thanks for catching this, we are revamping the website but is still a work in progress, we will get there soon! In the meantime, here is the actual recipe for the salad that includes the avocado dressing, enjoy!

  4. Roxanne / From

    Feb 22

    where is the recipe for the avocado dressing ? There is only the recipe for the spiced up pumpkin seeds. No dressing for the Boston lettuce salad with avocado dressing. Thanks.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Thanks for catching this Roxanne, we are working on the website to make it more user friendly, we will get there soon. Here is the recipe you are looking for, enjoy 😉

  5. Simona Coja

    Aug 20

    What was the desert cooked in the episode featuring this salad and the mole stew, please? Looked like chocolate cookies

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 23

      Yes Simona, they were these chocolate cookies, enjoy!

  6. Hilary

    Feb 13

    Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing–for this recipe, how long will the avocado dressing keep?

    1. Pati

      Feb 14

      Up to 2 days, well covered in your refrigerator. Stir or shake before using!

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