California Confetti Salad


There are few things that make me happier than a perfectly ripe California avocado – soft with just the right amount of creaminess. Here in Cali we have an abundance of avocados all year long, so I have gotten creative.

I was so excited when I invented this recipe because it is a vibrant variation from guacamole but still features avocado as the star ingredient. Besides the taste, this salad is full of color and texture, which my kids love. And the healthiness factor is off the charts – there is no oil or salad dressing in this but the flavor is incredibly robust. The creaminess of the avocado is the perfect base for the rest of the nutritious ingredients.

4 ripe avocados, cubed
1 orange bell pepper, diced
3 Persian cucumbers, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 salt to taste


Simply combine all the veggies in a salad bowl. Add garlic, salt, and juice the lemon over the top. Stir well and serve. Doesn’t it just look like a bowl full of confetti?

Bon a petit!



Leave a Reply