A very simple salad— butter lettuce and creamy avocado slices in a bright and pretty quick-pickle onion vinaigrette.
The vinaigrette is also great on avocado toast.
For the salad:
1 handful of butter lettuce per person
1/2 an avocado per person
For the vinaigrette:
1/2 a small red onion 1 + 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar or lemon juice
3 Tablespoons olive oil + more for drizzling
Slice your onions carefully on a mandolin or dice them by hand.
(The shape is really up to you. I like a "lazy" dice- nothing too precise but more bite sized and confetti like- for this, but thinly sliced is nice too.)
Sprinkle the sliced onions with 1 + 1/2 teaspoons of salt and rub the salt into the onions.
Let the onions rest for 10 minutes.