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California Salad Bowl Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

California Salad Bowl

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"This salad is absolutely delicious! I often bring it to our family dinners, and the recipe is frequently requested!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, mix avocado, lemon juice, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together romaine lettuce, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onions, green olives, and corn chips. Toss with the avocado dressing mixture just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 07, 2002

Excellent salad...we couldnt get enough. I too used black olives instead of green. Will definately make again...

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2007

As much as I wanted to Love this salad. I didn't. Taste like a taco salad with your meat & the dressing was very slimy- Oily. I think I'll stick to a 7 layer salad or something else. Thanks for the post though. I like trying new things.

 
Jul 23, 2003

We loved this-the dressing really makes this salad special!

 
Jul 23, 2003

This dressing is soooo good! My instinct told me to add cilantro & I'm not at all sorry that I did! Simple, but tasty. We used black olives because my little olive queen ate all of the green ;) We also used croutons instead of the corn chips. Thanks Lori!

 
Sep 17, 2003

Size does matter! We had this for New Year's Eve (with Baja Baked Potatoes and Ribeye Steaks with Soy and Ginger Marinade, by the way - both from Allrecipes.com). The dressing was a bit out of proportion to the salad (not enoughlettuce to dressing). And the dressing was too mayonaisey for my taste (I think because the recipe called for "1 avocado" and mine was a small avocado). My recommendation would be to make sure to have extra lettuce for backup- and to use 2 small or one large avocado---or half the mayonaise and add more to taste. Another trick for working with the avocado is to use a rotation-type cheese grater (like a "Salad Shooter") to "grate" it into the blender, expecially if it is not soft. It is much easier to get the dressing smoothe, since it is particularly thick dressing, and the chunks of avocado tend to stick to the sides. (If you have a food processor, this is probably not a problem.)I have used this method for guacamole with great satisfaction.

 
Apr 21, 2003

GREAT SALAD! EASY TO MAKE, THE DRESSING IS QUITE DIFFERENT, BUT AWESOME!!! I ADDED CHICK PEAS AND CUCUMBERS TO GIVE IT SOME EXTRAS. BUT IN MY OPINION THE CORN CHIPS CAN BE LEFT OUT, AND STILL THE SALAD IS PERFECT.

 
Jul 27, 2010

I added some fresh cilantro to this. The flavor of the cilantro made this salad even better!

 
Feb 18, 2004

Love this salad! I thinned the dressing a bit with whole milk to get it to the right consistency for me. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 419 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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