A fresh spring salad of mixed greens tossed with chopped tomatoes over a bed of avocado. A fresh lemon vinaigrette and darling daisy garnish finish off this salad with flair. Be sure to use the white daisies with yellow centers, and make sure they are pesticide free.

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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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  • In the container of a food processor or blender, combine the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, shallots, vinegar, and parsley. Process until shallots are no longer visible. Slowly pour in the oil while continuing to blend. Blend in sour cream, and season with salt and pepper.

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  • Cut the avocado into quarters and remove the pit. Cut each quarter into 3 slices. Fan each quarter of the avocado towards the side of each salad plate. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce mix with tomatoes. Pour dressing over the lettuce and tomato, and toss to coat. Portion the salad onto the plates so that the ends of the avocado fan are showing. Sprinkle each plate with pine nuts, and garnish with a daisy bud.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 30.7g 47% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; sodium 230.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2005
Tasty and very spring like. Didn't have the daisies so I didn't include. Would be pretty for a ladies luncheon. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2005
Tasty and very spring like. Didn't have the daisies so I didn't include. Would be pretty for a ladies luncheon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2005
This was wonderful. Beautiful presentation. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2011
Nice fresh bright salad. The dressing was nice but honestly I liked it better before the sour cream. It was beautiful and just crisp and light. I didn't think the sour cream added much to it. I used a very high quality olive oil for this and I think that is a key. Daisies around here get gobbled up before they leave the yard so the lil yellow and white ones were out..but I still added some live big colored blossoms for the character. I also used cherry tomatoes out of preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
Great recipe! I didn't have everything so I substituted: white wine vinegar for red wine vinegar shallots for onion roma tomatoes for tomatoes on the vine no Daisy blossoms Turned out really good and all my guests loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
This was delicious! Also pretty as a picture. I will make this again in fact I am making it for a luncheon next week. I can't wait to hear the reviews. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
Very good salad love the colors and the flavor. Truely makes you feel like Spring. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2011
This salad is a great change from the usual. The dressing is wonderful loved the shallots. I didn't have any daisies but it was beautiful without them. i'll be making this a lot this summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2014
Love the sour cream addition! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2017
This was a pretty tasty salad. Something different than our norm Ranch & crouton salads Read More