Boston Lettuce Salad

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.


2comments inBoston Lettuce Salad

  1. Abby Kidani

    Feb 13

    I was looking for the recipe for spicy pumpkin seeds. It says see below but I couldn’t find it

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 15

      Thanks Abby for noticing this! Here is how you make the pumpkin seeds: Buy the hulled ones, toast or lightly fry and tossed with ground dried Chile Piquí­n (which can be bought ready to use), salt and sugar. It takes five minutes to make them and if you make plenty, there is extra to use besides just nibbling, like on top of salads or fish. Hope you’ll like them 🙂

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