Salad and Avocado Dressing Recipe

This salad looks as pretty as it tastes. Do not let it’s fancy appearance fool you ….it is simple to prepare and fun to dig into. A perfect selection for any Springtime fete.


Taken from Katie Brown’s Celebrates Book


Stacked Salad with Avocado Dressing


Makes 16 salads


For the salad:

2 Granny Smith apples, cored

1 large red onion, peeled

8 cups mache (Lamb’s lettuce) or other baby green

8 cups chopped frisee

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

32 slices speck (smoked prosciutto)

8 green onions, green parts thinly sliced


For the dressing:

1 avocado, peeled and cubed

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix

1 cup buttermilk

½ cup cream

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper


For the salad:

Using a food processor, thinly slice apples.  Do the same with the red onion.  Mix the mache and frisee together and place 1 cup of the greens on each plate.  Top each with 3-4 apple slices and a few slices of onion.  Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of walnuts.


Roll two slices of the speck and cut crosswise to make ribbons (chiffonade).  Pile loosely on top of the onions.  Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with Avocado Dressing on the side.


For the dressing:

Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend on high until smooth.