Boston Lettuce Salad


Boston Lettuce Salad

Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing

Ensalada con Aderezo de Aguacate
6 servings
Pati Jinich
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, boston lettuce, garlic, lime, mexican crema, pati's mexican table, pineapple, pumpkin seeds
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Boston Lettuce Salad with Avocado Dressing recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 10 “Modern Mexico"


  • 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, recipe below

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.

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