Monday, March 2, 2009

California Salad

This is a salad I make allot in the summer but forget about in the winter months. It has an avocado dressing that keeps for 2-3 days in the fridge without discoloring, and the flavor of the dressing is almost better if it sits for a day.
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or tex mex cheese)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • 2 cups corn chips
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 clove crushed garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Blend all dressing ingredients together is a blender or small food chopper. Mix together all salad ingredients except cheese and chips. Just before you are ready to serve, add the cheese and corn chips and toss with dressing. I find this is quite abit of dressing so add as much as you like.


  1. Oh Kathy...great that you 'brought this out' for these last winter days. I had forgotten about this salad and I do love it so! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. YUM! That looks so good! I'm an avocado fiend!

  3. ok i want that salad....RIGHT NOW!
    i am hungry and that looks sooo
    good! when amy is gone i am making the terriyaki sandwich you posted....she can't eat pineapple either and i love with this salad...perfect!

  4. That sounds like something we would enjoy while we are in Florida. Love the beautiful avocados we can get down there! Thank you!

  5. That sounds nothing like what we would usually consider "CA cuisine" out here in CA... but delicious nonetheless! The dressing especially is making me drool, I'd probably leave out the cheese as, being Californian, I have this thing about fatty foods... But the thought of that dressing makes my mouth water.

  6. I'm a salad girl. This sounds like a full deal meal. It was almost warm enough today to eat outside. Spring is just around the corner or is it...Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm in...

  7. Oh wow, that sounds great! I'll have to keep this one in my "to try" pile. :) thanks!

  8. Yummy this salad looks great, Kathy. Corn chips on my grocery list..

  9. This dressing is so yummy. . I'll be coming back to this recipe many times.

  10. I found this recipe when looking for a salad for a potluck... it was so yummy! Definitely a recipe to file!