California Salad

I had an excellent avocado (everywhere seems to have avocado on something) BLT last night at Angelica’s Bistro here in Redwood City. The spicy aioli promised…not spicy at all. Just call it mayo with speckles. The French roll suffered from a non bread area’s version of French roll. Still the sandwich as a whole was good. Quite good

The bruschetta with cheese had a lot of celery and walnuts, interesting in a retro sort of way. A second olive might have been nice since we shared the appetizer and there was only one. The portobello sandwich that Denise got was good, I think. The salad that came with the sandwiches, limp, unattractive and ignorable. Mexican hot coco really excellent.

Service slow, really slow for an empty restaurant, considering the order was a couple of sandwiches. Nearly impossible to get coffee refills, despite the fact that the waiter and the manager/owner/whatever had plenty of time to chit chat with the guy at the next table over.

Anyhow, we would maybe go back…the garden was lovely, even if we were freezing. The menu was interesting and reasonably priced. If the service was paced better and we were spared the self-important gentlemen, it would be a definite. Who needs a fresh salad?

Oh wait…here is a salad recipe…fresh and California for you to enjoy on your own pretty patio.

From the Pocket Cook Book by Elizabeth Woody, 1942.

California Salad

Serves 4

1 avocado
1 cup membrane-free grapefruit sections
6 ripe olives
Lemon Lime Dressing

Peel avocado; halve lengthwise. Remove seed; cut avocado in crosswise slices. Chop olives’ combine with avocado and grapefruit. Moisten with dressing. Serve on lettuce.

Lemon Lime Dressing
Makes 1 3/4 cups

4 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp lime juice
2 tbs. sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

Combine lemon and lime juices, mayonnaise or salad dressing and sugar. Whip cream slightly; fold in.


  1. You guys should go to Evvia in Palo Alto
    420 Emerson St
    Really good Greek cuisine.

    When we don’t feel like going to the city, we tend to keep going back there.

  2. Ah well, Greek sounds really good. I will keep it in mind next time I get dragged out here. 😉

    Thanks for the link on your blog btw! Great picture.

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