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California Salad Spears

8 Servings

Cook Time
30 mins

The classic orange-avocado salad goes miniature here, seasoned with a light basil vinaigrette.

California Salad Spears

Eva Kolenko
  small red onion
 1 small orange
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 2 ½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 tsp minced fresh basil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
 1 medium avocado
 16 leaves Little Gem lettuce or small hearts of romaine, stem ends trimmed
 Flake salt

Sliver red onion and soak in a bowl of cold water to reduce its bite if you like. Meanwhile, slice peel off orange, following curve of fruit; then slice thinly into wheels. Slice each wheel in half.


In a small bowl, blend lemon juice with olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper to taste.


Peel and slice avocado thinly crosswise. Lift onion from water and pat dry.


Spoon 1 or 2 slices of avocado, 1 slice orange, and a few slivers of onion onto each lettuce leaf and drizzle with vinaigrette. Top with flake salt.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Spears

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 78Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.1g11%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2.6mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 4.4g2%

Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Protein 0.7g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.