Sunday, March 12, 2017

Shades of Green Salad #SundaySupper

Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventure is hosting this month's Sunday Supper with a theme of Healthy Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day.

I first made this salad on a whim for a St. Pat's Day dinner party that I had in 2014.   At that time I had simply added some green food coloring to Ranch dressing for this salad.  Today I am sharing the salad with a new dressing that I made.

It is the perfect side salad for your St. Patrick's Day Dinner.  It doesn't get much greener or healthier that a blend of romaine, spinach, broccoli, green peppers, chives, and avocado covered in a delicious creamy buttermilk dressing.

Shades of Green Salad


1/4 c. avocado mayonnaise
1/4 c. buttermilk
2 scallions, white and light greens, chopped into pieces
1/4 c. coarsely chopped parsley
1 t. dried tarragon
juice of 1/4 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste


1 head Romaine Lettuce, washed and torn into bite size pieces
2 c. baby spinach leaves
1 small bunch broccoli florets
1 green pepper, diced
1 Avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
handful of chives, minced

Place mayonnaise, buttermilk, scallions, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse several times, scrape the bowl and pulse again to desired degree of smoothness.

Toss together the Romaine and spinach leaves.  Place onto a platter, sprinkle with the broccoli, green peppers, avocado and chives.  

Drizzle with some of the dressing and serve with additional dressing on the side. 

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  1. So much deliciousness in one salad! And loads of green!!!

  2. I love all the green. My favorite thing to eat has become salads. So easy and so nutritional!!

  3. So festive! That dressing sounds perfect for all the greens.

  4. Perfect green salad! Love the fresh parsley in the dressing.

  5. So clever! I'd use tzatziki instead of ranch (hate the stuff) but totally doing this

  6. Love the sound of your avocado dressing!

  7. That is one green salad to the max! And that avocado dressing sounds so creamy good.


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