California Salad ( off the cuff )

California Salad  ( Off The Cuff ) Recipe

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Debi Corey


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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 - 6
25 Min
No-Cook or Other


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

How to Make California Salad ( off the cuff )


  • 1place almonds & olive oil in saute pan
  • 2tear 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
  • 3slice 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.
  • 4brown 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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About California Salad ( off the cuff )

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy