Butter Lettuce Salad

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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 11 votes
The easiest of recipes but oh my gosh is it good. It's the perfect side salad for any dinner party.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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.


My vinaigrettes last in the fridge for a week, so feel free to make a different type or use up what ya got on this salad.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2830IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. 4 stars
    Since salad dressing ingredients never stipulate the SIZE of lemon, or garlic/shallots, the resulting vinaigrette can be overpowering; I find that adding a couple of teaspoons of soy sauce to the blend balances these flavors in a good way.

  2. Delicious salad. The lemon shallot vinaigrette delivers quite a tang. Perfect with the butter lettuce. Thank you for the recipe!

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

  4. 5 stars
    This was so delicious - light, flavorful and so easy to make! This one is going to be a staple in our rotation.

  5. 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. 🙁

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