Butter Lettuce Salad


Total Time:

10 minutes



Ever need a quick and easy salad that can go with literally any main course – look no further! This Butter Lettuce Salad is legit what my dreams are made of!

Butter Lettuce Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

This beauty of a Butter Lettuce Salad popped up in the Paella Party menu that I put together! It’s the perfect simple salad to compliment bold flavors! Check out the Paella Party details here for the full menu and lots of inspiration! It’s also front and center on the Shawarma party menu because like I said, it’s perfect for everything!

It’s the easiest of recipes but oh my gosh is it good. Just be sure to get extra crispy and beautiful butter lettuce and a few ripe avocados. Then you’re on your way to the perfect side salad.

Butter Lettuce Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Butter Lettuce Salad

The easiest of recipes but oh my gosh is it good. It's the perfect side salad for any dinner party.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 3-4 heads butter lettuce
  • 1 bunch fresh chives snipped
  • 2 sliced avocados

Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Carefully trim the butter lettuce leaves off the head. Rinse well and dry.
  • Toss the full leaves, avocado and snipped chives with the lemon shallot vinaigrette and serve on a large platter.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  3. Anne

    The butter lettuce salad is my family’s new fave……delish and easy….have made it 3 times already!!

  4. Hannah

    Would the vinaigrette still be good with no lemon or a very small amount? This salad sounds fantastic but citrus and my stomach are not friends. 🙁

  5. Hillary

    5 stars
    This was so delicious – light, flavorful and so easy to make! This one is going to be a staple in our rotation.

  6. Elizabeth

    Trying this to to accompany a paella party for 20! Looks like a perfect fit (and easy for me)! 😉