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Spring Salad Platter

Beautiful colourful ingredients deserve a large platter.  Look for a large platter with deep sides and then simply layer your salad greens  and vegetables and garnish the top with beautiful fruit.

  • salad greens Romaine lettuce, Butter lettuce, Baby Spinach, Raddichio 
  • red onion rings
  • sliced cucumber 
  • sliced avocado
  • sliced strawberries
  • diced papaya 
  • 3 tablespoons papaya seeds scooped out with a large spoon along with a large scoop of papaya (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 inch thick round slice of red onion
  • fresh cut garden chives (a bunch about the thickness of a stalk of celery)
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until papaya seeds are finely ground. Store in refrigerator until serving time.  Drizzle half of dressing over the salad and place the remaining dressing in a serving bowl on the table.


  1. Superb color good idea Practical, Flexible, healthy these all words perfect match your recipe.

  2. You had me at Spring! This dressing sounds delicious. So pretty.

  3. Gorgeous dressing :)

    Anna (Toronto)

  4. So beautiful! And very tasty, I know! I have been making that dressing over here after sampling it in Lovella's kitchen.

  5. You know that is my favorite dressing recipe. Its a standby all the time and preserves well in the fridge.


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