California Salad ( off the cuff )

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Debi Corey
from Penfield, NY

This is a really yummy salad & really lives up to it's name. It reminds one of sunshine & warmth. Coming from the Northeast where winter is long & cold it's a nice salad to fix in the winter as it is in summer.

serves 4 - 6
prep time 25 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   1
    iceburg lettuce
  •   1
    navel orange
  •   1 small
    red onion
  •   1
    haas avocado ( the smaller brown ones )
    slivered almonds
    dried cranberries
    virgin olive oil
    red wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar

How To Make

  • 1
    place almonds & olive oil in saute pan
  • 2
    tear up as much lettuce as you need, into salad bowl. peel orange divide into sections, remove any seeds & cut into halves or thirds, add to lettuce
  • 3
    slice red onion into very thin slices, cut larger ring into pieces if needed, add to lettuce. peel & cut avocado into cubes, add to lettuce, toss in cranberries.
  • 4
    brown almonds in olive oil, pour over salad & immediately pour red wine vinegar on salad & toss the balsamic vinegar is not as sharp & a bit sweet ( I like it better but not as pretty)

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