:pw LuAnn's Guacamole Salad :rectnt

:pw LuAnn's Guacamole Salad :pw

I make this salad frequently - it's well loved at our house, especially with a Southwestern or Mexican entree!

1 head romaine lettuce, leaves separated and rinsed thoroughly, patted dry, then finely shredded
1/4 cup fresh minced cilantro
3 large tomatoes, diced
2 large ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, then diced
1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon (or lime) juice
3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Last Minute Add-in:
Several handfuls of corn chips or corn tortilla chips, very coarsely broken


Shortly before serving, in a large bowl, lightly toss together all of the ingredients, EXCEPT corn or tortilla chips.
Just before serving, toss in the corn or tortilla chips.
Serve immediately.

For best results, do not prepare salad until shortly before serving. Do not toss in the chips until JUST before serving.
Recipe by LuAnn Bermeo, loosely based on a recipe from The Country Sampler Cookbook - a gift given to us when we obtained our first home in 1982.

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