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

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

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.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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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

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Prep

  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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Make

  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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (96)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (14)

41 reviews

Normally my husband hates mayonnaise based salads. But he liked this! I preferred it to standard chicken salad. Added extra celery for crunch.

By: Sundi
Posted: May 23, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yummy and simple chicken salad. I ended up using 3 celery stalks and 1/2 onion and mayo. 4-yr-old liked it.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Portions are small do 3 servings for 2 ppl

By: Ciara
Posted: Aug 26, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Wasn't bad, but not as exciting as other meals.

By: Sarah
Posted: Aug 05, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My lettuce leaves weren't really wide enough to make effective lettuce cups, so I used them as a bed for the chicken salad.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Jul 06, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Skipped the lettuce cups and just ate everything with a fork. Two salads, one meal.

By: Amy
Posted: Jul 05, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful