"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

California Salad Recipe

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This recipe for California Salad, by , is from The English Family Recipe Treasury, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Monday, November 5, 2007


Leaf, Romaine, or Iceberg Lettuce
1 small onion sliced in rings (optional)
1 to 2 avocados sliced
1 can of Mandarin Oranges drained
1/4 c toasted slivered Almonds(Pecans or walnuts)

Dressing: 1 T chopped onion
4 T wine vinegar
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp celery seed
1 c vegetable oil

Place vinegar, 1 T onion, & dry ingredients in a blender & blend slowly. Add oil & blend well.(Makes enough for several salads & can be kept refrigerated.) Toss salad ingredients with dressing & serve.




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