Recipe by Lori Guilderson
"This salad is absolutely delicious! I often bring it to our family dinners, and the recipe is frequently requested!"
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avocado, peeled and pitted
hot pepper sauce
garlic, peeled and minced
romaine lettuce- rinsed, dried and torn into bite sized pieces
Cheddar cheese, shredded
green onions, chopped
1/4 (2.25 ounce) can
pitted green olives
coarsely crushed corn chips
Excellent salad...we couldnt get enough. I too used black olives instead of green. Will definately make again...
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.
We loved this-the dressing really makes this salad special!
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!
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.
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.
I added some fresh cilantro to this. The flavor of the cilantro made this salad even better!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
California Salad Bowl
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 259
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