Gem Lettuce Salad with Chamoy Dressing

Chamoy is a fruity and savory Mexican hot sauce. Here, it's mimicked by making a sauce of apricot preserves, fresh lime juice, and chiles.

Gem Lettuce Salad with Chamoy Dressing
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins


For Salad:

  • 1 pound baby gem lettuce, washed and dried thoroughly, or two 8-ounce romaine lettuce hearts, cored and leaves separated

  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

  • 1 mango, peeled, and sliced

  • 1 large watermelon radish or large red radishes, sliced (about 3/4 cup)

  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves

For Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon apricot or peach preserves

  • ¾ teaspoon chile de arbol powder or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion


  1. Arrange lettuce, avocado, mango, and radish on a large serving platter.

  2. For dressing: In a small bowl whisk together preserves, arbol chile powder, lime juice, olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add green onion.

  3. Drizzle dressing over salad. Top with cilantro leaves. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 17.9mg 90%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 318mg 7%
Folate, total 108mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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