Smoky Chopped Salad with Avocado

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 to 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 dashes of hot sauce
1 small garlic clove, pressed
Vegetable cooking spray
2 ripe avocados, peeled and halved
3 romaine lettuce hearts, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


1. Whisk together first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl, whisking until smooth; add salt and pepper to taste.

2. Coat cold grill grate with cooking spray. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Lightly coat cut sides of avocados and lettuce with cooking spray; season with salt and pepper. Grill avocado halves and lettuce, cut sides down and covered with grill lid, 1 minute or until grill marks appear.

3. Slice avocados. Chop lettuce, and arrange on a platter. Top with avocado, radishes, and blue cheese. Drizzle with dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Brooke Parkhurst and James Briscione,,

Southern Living

July 2014
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