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Top down view of Butter Lettuce Salad with Mango and Avocado on a white, ceramic plate.

Butter Lettuce Salad with Mango and Avocado

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Yield: Serves two to three as lunch; more as a side 1x


  • About one small head of butter lettuce, torn into pieces; or, enough to fill 3/4 of your big salad bowl
  • 2 mangos, peeled and cored and diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted and cubed
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine lettuce, mangos and avocado in a big wooden salad bowl.
  2. Toss with drizzles of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, adjusting to taste as you go. Salt and pepper as you like.


A quick note on the salad, which literally is as simple as its title, with a dressing thrown on top: we also added two or three green onions, chopped finely throughout, when we had ours. The green onion adds a contrary bite to the otherwise sweet and smooth salad, so next time, I’d leave it out. Also, we went with two mangos, but they are so good, three wouldn’t hurt.