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California Green Salad Recipe

California Green Salad Recipe

This salad truly represents my state, since avocados and almonds are grown in such abundance here. I originated this recipe many years ago, and it's often requested by family and friends. It's a winner at our house!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • SALAD:
  • 1 large head romaine, torn into pieces
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 green onions with tops, sliced
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Dash seasoned salt


  • 1. Whisk dressing ingredients; cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, toss together romaine, avocado, onions, almonds and blue cheese in a large salad bowl. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Whisk the dressing and pour the over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 272 calories, 27 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 203 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.