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Green Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Sugared Almonds

Sugared Almonds and Mandarin Orange, Green Salad

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This sugared almond and mandarin orange green salad has been a family favorite for years. Dressed with a sweet and sour vinaigrette; this green salad is a kid and husband pleaser!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 c sliced almonds
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 head Butter Lettuce
  • 1 c sliced, chopped celery
  • 4 green onions, chopped fine
  • 1 11 oz can Mandarin oranges, drained

Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 t salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 T chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 T red wine or apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook almonds and sugar, stirring constantly until almonds are coated and sugar has dissolved. This burns easily ,so stir constantly. It may take about 10 minutes, depending on the heat of your burner. Cool almonds. (These may also be made ahead and stored for future use.)
  2. Combine lettuce, celery and onions in a large bowl. (If you want to make ahead, I always line the bowl with a paper towel. Add the lettuce. Cover the top of the bowl with a paper towel and store in the fridge until ready to use. Add chopped celery and green onions before serving.)
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients together . Shake or whisk until sugar is dissolved. Chill until ready to toss salad.
  4. When ready to serve add almonds and oranges and toss with the dressing. (This is also great with feta cheese, or slices of chicken if you choose to make this a main course.)

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