This is one of my favorite summer salads. I often add a little cottage cheese on the side and serve this as a meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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  • In a salad bowl, combine the lettuce and sunflower seeds. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Top with sliced avocado and serve.

Nutrition Facts

442 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 12.2g 4% DV; fat 44.7g 69% DV; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 33.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Great salad. I added sliced tomatoes and red onion to it. And I left the dressing on the side because my daughter would rather put ranch dressing on it. I served this with Chrismas dinner and the entire salad was gone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2006
This was an average salad--but I eat a lot of interesting salads so it takes something special to make me say "Wow!" I prefer darker greens so I used romaine and spring mix (although I would have mixed in the Bibb if it hadn't gone bad). Plus I used sprouted sunflower seeds which I love. After tasting the dressing I added sea salt pepper and an extra splash of balsamic. I omitted the mayo because I don't use it. I do plan to keep this one--it will be a good lunch salad for work: Mix the dressing ahead of time toss the sunflower seeds on the lettuce and bring the whole avocado to chop up at work. Next time I'll take a previous reviewer's suggestion and use Dijon mustard. Read More
(6)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Great salad. I added sliced tomatoes and red onion to it. And I left the dressing on the side because my daughter would rather put ranch dressing on it. I served this with Chrismas dinner and the entire salad was gone. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
This is one great tasting salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
I love this salad! I used half green leaf lettuce and half bib lettuce and I ended up giving the rest of my dinner to my husband so I could eat the salad. Definately worth the calories once and a while! My son didn't like it at all though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
Very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2003
good decent salad. nothing special. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/11/2006
This was an average salad--but I eat a lot of interesting salads so it takes something special to make me say "Wow!" I prefer darker greens so I used romaine and spring mix (although I would have mixed in the Bibb if it hadn't gone bad). Plus I used sprouted sunflower seeds which I love. After tasting the dressing I added sea salt pepper and an extra splash of balsamic. I omitted the mayo because I don't use it. I do plan to keep this one--it will be a good lunch salad for work: Mix the dressing ahead of time toss the sunflower seeds on the lettuce and bring the whole avocado to chop up at work. Next time I'll take a previous reviewer's suggestion and use Dijon mustard. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2006
We loved it very interesting blend of flavours. Used a extra clove of garlic (natch) but next time will use less olive oil as I think one reviewer suggested. Also did not add salt as added salted roasted sunflower seeds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2007
this salad was good but i thought that the dressing shouldve have had some sugar in it because when i made it it the dtressing was bitter but i added some sugar and it was great. it was easy to make too! i would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
I liked the dressing and the sunflower seeds add a nice little crunch. This salad needs some color. Tomatoes red onion would be good additions. Crisp bacon would be awesome too. Read More
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