Yields Makes 10 to 12 servings
AuthorKate Washington,
The creamy-looking dressing for this salad gets its texture and zing from sweet onions and peppery, crunchy papaya seeds. Prep Time: 15 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a blender, whirl vinegar, oil, chopped onion, sugar, salt, and mustard until smooth. Add papaya seeds and pulse until seeds look like coarsely ground peppercorns.

Step 2
2

In a large bowl, combine onion rings, salad greens, and 3/4 of avocado slices; pour dressing over salad and toss gently to coat. Arrange salad on a large platter and top with remaining slices of avocado.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1/3 cup rice vinegar
 1/3 cup canola oil
 1/2 small sweet onion (such as Maui), chopped, plus 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings and rinsed with cold water
 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh papaya seeds
 1 pound mixed salad greens
 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced

Directions

Step 1
1

In a blender, whirl vinegar, oil, chopped onion, sugar, salt, and mustard until smooth. Add papaya seeds and pulse until seeds look like coarsely ground peppercorns.

Step 2
2

In a large bowl, combine onion rings, salad greens, and 3/4 of avocado slices; pour dressing over salad and toss gently to coat. Arrange salad on a large platter and top with remaining slices of avocado.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Green Salad with Papaya-seed Dressing