Sweet Avocado Basil Balsamic Salad

Sweet Avocado Basil Balsamic Salad

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Wonderfully creamy salad dressing with hints of sweet maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil. Serve it with lettuce, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers and you have a real crave-worthy salad.

  • Author: Jessica
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mix


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Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers, diced

Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium pan, sauté mushrooms for 3 to 5 minute, or until they release their water. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine avocado, basil, maple syrup, lemon, water, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic and salt.
  3. Add lettuce, mushrooms and roasted red peppers to a large bowl. Toss with salad dressing. Plate and enjoy!


Note: If the dressing seems a little too thick. You can thin it with a little more water. Add one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.

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