Mandarin Orange Salad

Here's a recipe for a nice summer salad, sweet and tangy!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 head lettuce
1/2  head romaine lettuce
5 whole green onions, chopped
1 - 11 ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained
optional: add 1/2 cup celery

dressing:
1/2 teaspoon salt and a dash of pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
 2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce

instructions:
In a small pan over medium heat, cook almonds stirring constantly until almonds are coated and sugar dissolved.
Watch almonds carefully, as they will burn easily. This takes about 15 minutes.
 cool and store in an airtight container.
 Mix all dressing ingredients and chill.
 Mixed lettuce and onions.  Just before serving, add almonds and oranges. Toss with the dressing.
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20 comments:

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    1. Thanks Debbie, hope you'll try it!

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  2. Looks yummy - I love these kinds of salads that have some "personality" and different tastes!

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    1. yes, a tangy dressing and crunchy sugared almonds are yummy!

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  3. This is one of our favorite salads! I always add celery and green onions to it too. It is so yummy with grilled chicken. Thanks for sharing on Talk of the Town!

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    1. A friend gave me this recipe years ago, and it didn't have celery but I may add it as an option to the recipe!

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  4. OH this sounds so good. The recipe has blend of flavors that will enhance each other. I am pinning this so I can make it.

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    1. Thanks Debra, I hope you like it!

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  5. This sounds really good, especially for the almonds. Thanks for sharing your post with us at #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

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    1. Thank you Janet and have a good week!

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  6. This would be perfect for summer! The tanginess of the dressing must really compliment the sweetness of the oranges! I'll definitely be giving this a try! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing with us and we hope you'll link up with us again at You Link It We Make It! - Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

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    1. That's right and don't forget the crunch of the sugared almonds!

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  7. I love using fruit in salads. Most of them work well with salad greens and it's a great way to add more fruit to your day, something that's always a struggle for me. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  8. Try it Lydia and thanks for hosting the CC party!

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  9. Congratulation!
    Your recipe will be featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Well, thank you Miz Helen, I hope you'll try it! I'll be back.

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  10. I love this! Perfect for whipping up when we get home late from work!
    Thanks for sharing this on Peace, Love, Linkup! Stop on by tomorrow at 6 and share more great content! : )

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