Avocado- Pine Nut Salad

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: A Tried and True Favorite.

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Avocado- Pine Nut Salad

Yield: 8 Servings

Prep Time: 15 min

This has been my family's favorite salad recipe for years and years. Every family gathering we have, this salad makes an appearance!


2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
1 head green leaf lettuce, chopped
1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped
1 large avocado, chopped
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste


1. Place dressing ingredients in shaker jar. Shake well and refrigerate until chilled.

2. Prepare salad ingredients and toss with chilled dressing.

3. Serve immediately.


*An easy way to roast raw pine nuts is to dry roast them in a heated saucepan, stirring often so that they do not burn (they burn easily if not watched).
*Grill some chicken and marinate it in the salad dressing for a great summer, main-dish salad!

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1/8th of the salad
Calories per serving: 179
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated Fat per serving: 2g
Sugar per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: 6.25g
Protein per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 2.5mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 12g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 5.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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12 Responses to “Avocado- Pine Nut Salad”

  1. 1

    nina — April 7, 2010 @ 6:41 AM

    Saw this on twitter and just had to come and look. Avos are just the best and coming ripening fast on my tree….thx for sharing!

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    Kalynskitchen — April 7, 2010 @ 6:48 AM

    I like everything about this recipe!

  3. 3

    The Double Dipped Life — April 7, 2010 @ 6:49 AM

    Except for the mustard… this looks wonderful!

  4. 4

    Elle — April 7, 2010 @ 6:54 AM

    Definitely going to try this one! And we can use raw milk mozz to make it a raw meal. Thanks, Lori!

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    Barbara @ VinoLuciStyle — April 7, 2010 @ 7:12 AM

    Love this combination; switch the lettuce for pasta and the white vinegar for balsamic and you have the makings of my favorite summer dish too!

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    Lori Lange — April 7, 2010 @ 7:40 AM

    Trust me… the mustard mixed w/ the white wine vinegar makes a wonderful, tangy dressing. We use it for everything!

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    BethieofVA — April 7, 2010 @ 10:59 AM

    So making these! Gotta find the pine nuts though.

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    Shannon — July 5, 2013 @ 8:38 AM

    This salad is great! I used kale, red lettuce and iceberg and it was a big hit with my family!

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    Barbara — December 1, 2013 @ 8:28 AM

    Is the cheese regular Mozzarella or the raw Mozz? Thanks

  10. 10

    Lori Lange — December 1, 2013 @ 7:39 PM

    Just regular shredded mozzarella.

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    sharryl — February 25, 2014 @ 12:25 PM

    Why,why,why do people take a well thought out recipe and change so many things out? If the posted recipe caught your attention and sounds good…..then that is a recipe…..if you are changing things out you should have your own recipe sight and post your changed up recipes…..if it aint broke..dont fix it! Nice recipe!!!

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    Nancy Long — April 21, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

    I use avocado and some kind of nut and cheese in most all salads I make. Love, love, love! Also, my vinaigrette is similar, sometimes add a touch of honey