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This upscaled caesar salad is loaded to capacity with plenty of greens, fresh avocado, croutons, and an amazingly-creamy lighter buttermilk dressing! Healthy lunch is served.
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Avocado Spinach Caesar Salad with Light Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 379kcal


  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium ripe avocados pitted and diced
  • 1 large tomato halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup salad croutons or homemade
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, toss romaine lettuce, spinach, avocado, tomato, croutons, Parmesan, and almonds until combined. Store salad in refrigerator until ready to use
  • In a small bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When ready to serve, toss salad and serve with buttermilk dressing. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.2g | Protein: 13.8g | Fat: 23.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15.7g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 452mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 2g