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Avocado and White Bean Lettuce Cups
with tomato / mozzarella / basil salad

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This white bean and avocado salad makes a great filling for sandwiches, but we love the fresh crunch you get when serving it in lettuce cups. Serve this light main dish with a classic summer side dish of tomato, mozzarella and basil.



Balsamic Reduction:
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1/3 cup (any inexpensive brand)
Avocado and White Bean Salad Lettuce Cups:
  • Celery - 2 stalks , diced
  • Onions - 1 Tbsp , chopped
  • Avocados - 1 , chopped
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Lettuce, romaine (sub green leaf or iceberg) - 8 leaves
  • Almonds, sliced - 1/4 cup
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad:
  • Cheese, fresh mozzarella - 4 oz , sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium (sub half a cup cherry or grape tomatoes for each medium tomato) - 2 , wedges
  • Basil, fresh - 10 leaves
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp


  1. Make balsamic reduction - (If not already made from Monday’s meal.) Simmer balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan until it reduces by at least half and thickens to the texture of syrup. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Celery / Onions - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  3. Avocados / Beans - Prep as directed.

  4. Make lettuce cup filling - Combine avocado and beans with celery, onions, olive oil (the portion for the lettuce cups) mustard and lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper. 

  5. Mozzarella / Tomatoes / Basil / Lettuce - Prep as directed.

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  1. Combine mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and olive oil (the portion for the salad). Season with some salt and pepper and transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

  2. Assemble lettuce cups by filling lettuce leaves with white bean / avocado mixture and topping them with almond slices for crunch.

  3. Enjoy lettuce cups with tomato salad on the side.



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