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California Avocado Caesar Salad with California Avocado Dressing

Total time:

20 min

Prep time:

n/a

Cook time:

20 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
240 Calories
22 g Fat
4 g Fiber
190 mg Sodium
11 g Carbs
California Avocado Caesar Salad with California Avocado Dressing

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An all-time favorite, the classic Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, Parmesan cheese and an avocado-based Caesar salad dressing. Excellent source of Vitamin A. Good source of Vitamin C and Iron.

Ingredients

Serves: 6

1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
3 heads romaine lettuce, rinsed, patted dry, wilted outer leaves discarded
As needed California Avocado Caesar Dressing (see recipe below)
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
California Avocado Caesar Dressing
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Transfer cubed bread to a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle the bread with olive oil, sprinkle with chopped garlic. Using your hands, gently toss the bread to make sure it’s coated with all the oil and garlic. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. Tear the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces and add the homemade croutons.
  3. Pour the California Avocado Caesar dressing on top and toss to combine. Add the remaining avocado and top with cherry tomatoes if desired. Serve immediately.

California Avocado Caesar Dressing

  1. In a food processor combine all dressing ingredients and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Serving suggestion: Serve as a side salad to any meal.

Beverage Pairings: Pairs perfectly with a refreshing tequila and grapefruit Paloma.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

 

 

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 240
Total Fat 22 g (Sat 3.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2.5 g, Mono 15 g)
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 190 mg
Potassium 520 mg
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 4 g

Vitamin A 12,470 (IU); Vitamin C 10 mg; Calcium 90 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0.7 (IU); Folate 218 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 250%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 8%; Iron 10%
 

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 240; Total Fat 22 g (Sat 3.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2.5 g, Mono 15 g); Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 190 mg; Potassium 520 mg; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein 4 g; Vitamin A 12,470 (IU); Vitamin C 10 mg; Calcium 90 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0.7 (IU); Folate 218 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g

 

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 250%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 8%; Iron 10%

 

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Gaby Dalkin

Gaby is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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