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Boston Lettuce Salad

This beautiful Boston lettuce salad recipe is chockfull of vegetables and flavor. It’s fun, pretty and delicious.

The avocado added to the salad with some dressing in the background

I love most salads. And I have to say that I love this beautiful beautiful Boston lettuce vegetable salad, too. And no, that isn’t just because I live near Boston.

Okay, maybe a little.

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I find Boston lettuce leaves rather delicate-looking. They are soft and look like little cups, which makes it perfect for little roll ups.

Did you know that Boston lettuce is actually a butterhead lettuce and can be used interchangeably with other butterheads like bib and butter. So, if you look for butterhead lettuce salad or bib salad, you’re talking about the same lettuce. I love these little facts.

How to make a salad with Boston Lettuce

Step one

Gather the ingredients – lettuce, avocado, cucumber, orange bell pepper, baked zucchini and tomatoes.

Boston lettuce and all the ingredients for the salad

Step two

Tear the leaves in bite sized chunks and place them in a medium sized bowl. I also added some basil leaves.

Lettuce torn in a beige bowl with the rest of veggies in the background

Step three

Line the baked herb zucchini in the middle of the salad.

You can use whatever vegetables you like, but this zucchini is very delicious.

Baked zucchini lined up in the middle of the Boston lettuce

Step four

Line grape tomatoes beside the zucchini.

Grape tomatoes lined up next to the zucchini and more veggies in the background

Step five

Add chopped yellow bell pepper on the other side of the zucchini.

yellow pepper on the other side of the zucchini with the avocado and cucumber in the background

Step six

Add cucumber chunks beside the tomatoes.

Cucumber added next to the tomatoes for the salad

Step seven

Cut the avocado in chunks and place it next to the yellow pepper.

The avocado added to the salad with some dressing in the background

I grab the bowls, forks and green goddess dressing and get ready to serve the salad!

Christopher is hovering. I must get a move on.

The salad served in a pink bowl and the dressing in a little container

Christopher picks up the dressing and gets ready to pour.

Drips of green dressing going on the salad

He’s such a good pourer!

I hope you enjoyed this Boston lettuce salad recipe!

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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A bowl with lots of vegetables on the salad - square

Boston Lettuce Salad

This colorful and delicious salad is chockfull of vegetables, flavor and fun to eat.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: boston lettuce, boston lettuce salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 119kcal


  • 1 head Boston lettuce
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves (torn – optional)
  • 2 cups baked herb zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 yellow bell pepper (cut into chunks)
  • 1 1/2 cup cucumber (cut into chunks)
  • 1 avocado (cut into chunks)
  • Dressing of choice


  • Cut the root nub off the Boston lettuce and wash the leaves
  • Tear apart the leaves in bite sized pieces and place in a large salad bowl along with the basil leaves
  • Line up the baked zucchini in the middle of the bowl
  • Line the tomatoes next beside the zucchini
  • On the other side of the zucchini, line it with the yellow pepper
  • Line up the cucumber beside the tomatoes
  • And lastly place the avocado beside the yellow pepper
  • Serve
  • Pour on the dressing
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 2cups | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1775IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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