Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing in a large salad bowl.

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing – a fresh green salad is elevated with a simple, delicious mayonnaise dressing made with pantry ingredients!

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing in a large salad bowl.
Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing – a fresh green salad is elevated with a simple, delicious mayonnaise dressing made with pantry ingredients!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hippo Harvest. All opinions are 100% mine.

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing, watermelon radishes, avocados, red onion, and dill.

One of the first things I learned to appreciate when I moved to California many years ago was the beauty of a simple salad. Mind you, this was years ago when it was much harder to find fresh, tender greens. Growing up in New York and eventually making my way to Chicago, followed by San Francisco, you can imagine that there were so many foods that I expected to love. Avocados come to mind, and wine, of course.

But it was the simple salad that surprised me the most. The small deli near my office in Marin served up tangled messes of fresh greens that needed nothing more than a secret-recipe balsamic vinegar, some pecans, cranberries, and blue cheese. Restaurants in Napa served the most delicate greens lightly dressed with good olive oil and a splash of vinegar. One of our favorite brunch spots in the East Bay has mastered the breakfast salad, allowing the lettuce to shine.

I quickly learned that salads can be simple and delicious when the greens are fresh. Nowadays, it is much easier to access healthy lettuces of all varieties. I’m excited to share this new recipe with you with a simple mayonnaise dressing. And I can’t wait to tell you about the leafy greens!

Fresh green lettuce in a large salad bowl.

Lettuce Salad with Hippo Harvest

As someone who has visited her fair share of farms throughout the country, I’ve learned to appreciate the methods farmers have developed to address their environmental impact. Here in California, especially, the issue of water is critical. Farming and food waste contribute heavily to global warming, as well. So, I was excited to learn about Hippo Harvest – this company is addressing global warming in innovative ways!

With the use of greenhouses, robots, and machine learning, Hippo Harvest grows salad greens using 92% less water and 55% less fertilizer than traditional farming, all without pesticides! The greenhouses allow the produce to be grown close to customers, reducing food transportation emissions. And robot farmers help carefully harvest and package the lettuce, reducing damage and food waste.

Amazon is investing in green tech companies including as Hippo Harvest as part of their Climate Pledge Fund, which supports climate tech solutions that address global warming; it’s so gratifying getting to taste the fruits of their harvest and share it with you! If you’re in the San Francisco area, you can try these greens for yourself via Amazon Fresh.

The lettuces are fresh and flavorful and really need minimal treatment – honestly, I am happy to eat it straight out of the package! But let’s dress it up a little. I know you’re going to love this simple salad with a mayonnaise dressing you can whip up with pantry ingredients.

Hippo Harvest greens

How to Make Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing

Never underestimate a lettuce salad! When ingredients are fresh, simple is best, and it doesn’t get any simpler than this. Add some thinly sliced watermelon radishes for crunch, nutrient-rich avocados for creaminess, and red onion for a flavorful bite!

The mayonnaise dressing blends in seconds in a food processor, but can also be whipped up with a little knife work and a quick whisk. This version of mayonnaise dressing has the freshness of dill, acidity of white wine vinegar, and the umami from a touch of anchovy paste. If you love Caesar dressing or tzatziki sauce, I know you will love this homemade mayonnaise dressing!

Time needed: 15 minutes

How to Make Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing

  1. Make the mayonnaise dressing:

    Place the dill, olive oil, vinegar, and anchovy paste in a food processor. Process on high speed to combine. Add the mayonnaise and pulse until the dressing is blended.Making mayonnaise dressing in a food processor.

  2. Toss and serve the salad

    Toss the lettuce with half of the dressing until fully coated. Stir in the avocado, radish, and red onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with more dill, if desired, and enjoy immediately, with additional dressing on the side.Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing in a large salad bowl.

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Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with the Hippo Harvest. Thank you for supporting brands that matter to me; sponsored posts such as this help behind the scenes at Kitchen Confidante. All opinions in this post are, as always, my own.

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing, watermelon radishes, avocados, red onion, and dill in a large salad bowl.

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing

Lettuce Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing – a fresh green salad is elevated with a simple, delicious mayonnaise dressing made with pantry ingredients!
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 399kcal

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill plus extra for garnish, if desired
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 5 ounces Hippo Harvest Medley or Baby Romaine
  • 1 avocado pitted, peeled, and quartered
  • 3 watermelon radishes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Make the dressing: Place the dill, olive oil, vinegar, and anchovy paste in a food processor. Process on high speed to combine. Add the mayonnaise and pulse until the dressing is blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the lettuce with half of the dressing until fully coated. Stir in the avocado, radish, and red onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with more dill, if desired, and enjoy immediately, with additional dressing on the side.

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Notes

Since this salad celebrates tender lettuce, it really must be enjoyed right away. Make it too far in advance, and the greens will wilt. If you would like to prep this in advance, make the mayonnaise dressing up to two days in advance and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Dress the greens right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2952IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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