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Butter Lettuce Salad w/ Basil Green Goddess Dressing (Video)

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Summer time is an easy time to enjoy Salads.

It just a part of the seasonal flow chart.

Hot weather calls for cool, refreshing food – and the less cooking required the better!

This salad is simple and full of flavor (I kind of like to think I’m the same – although at times I can extremely complicated and terribly flat – but I suppose that’s a story for a different day;).

I love adding shredded chicken to this salad to bulk up the protein and make it a little more filling, but it’s also delicious just  the way it is.

What’s your favorite Summer salad?  I’d love to hear about it down below!

Butter Lettuce Salad w/ Basil Green Goddess Dressing

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes



  • 1 head Butter Lettuce
  • 1-cup pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels (about one cobb)


  • 1 cup scallions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1-cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt (you can use 2% or full fat if you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp real mayo
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt and some fresh ground pepper


Combine scallions, garlic, and basil in a food processor.  Pulse a few times to break everything down.  Add yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, and salt and pepper and blend until you have a nice thick, creamy dressing.  Adjust seasonings and set aside.

Tear up butter leaves and place in a large shallow, bowl and top with tomatoes and avocado.  Divide amongst 4 plates and top each salad with 2 tablespoons of dressing.

1/4th of salad w/ 2tbsp dressing--> Calories: 132; Total Fat: 9.3g; Saturated Fat: 1.3g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Carbohydrate: 10.1g; Dietary Fiber: 4.3g; Sugars: 3.6g; Protein: 4.8g

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10 comments on “Butter Lettuce Salad w/ Basil Green Goddess Dressing (Video)

  1. Are you from nj? I live in Morris county! Salad looks delist!

    • I sure am… Bergen county! And I go back A LOT. We’ll be there for three weeks in August (and one week down the shore…can’t wait).

  2. Hi Dani :-) I love this dressing and can’t wait to make it!! I have a question regarding the corn – was that cooked or do you use it straight off the husk??
    Thanks! xo, Cristina

  3. Loved the dressing! I didn’t have any mayo on hand so I skipped that, but it was still delicious! I used it for a turkey wrap in a whole wheat tortilla. Can’t wait to try the dressing on other dishes!

  4. I went to the Boulder Farmers Market this past weekend and picked up fresh sweet corn on the cobb, real tomatoes, and fresh basil. I made this salad and dressing last night and I absolutely love the flavors of the dressing, with the lemon, corn, and tomatoes. It’s so refreshing to eat your own super awesome salad dressings! THANK YOU!

  5. I made this salad twice since last week, and had the dressing on a turkey sandwich twice. IT IS SO DELICIOUS. It tastes fresh and new. I am a huge fan of basil anything!
    I didn’t know about the raw corn, I steamed my cob for 3 min in the microwave.

  6. I call this ‘awesomesauce’. SO good! Been a fan of your site for just a few short months & I feel as though i’ve found my kitchen BFF. The only bad thing about you, Dani? I can’t claim the recipes & tips for myself. Happy to brag on you. This dressing is the bomb, good on everything. Thank you for all the fun you bring to my cuccina (and my tummy).

  7. This salad looks delish! Especially the dressing. Do you happen to know the calorie content of just the dressing by serving, or how much dressing this recipe makes?

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