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Almond-Avocado Tossed Salad Recipe

Almond-Avocado Tossed Salad Recipe

I received this recipe from a friend, and my guests always rave about it. It's so easy to prepare! I didn't think it could be improved upon, but almonds add a nice crunch. Fresh and colorful, it also travels well in warm weather. &dmash;Suzanne Sager, Dallas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 3 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 3 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette or vinaigrette of your choice


  • 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Sprinkle with almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 105 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Almond-Avocado Tossed Salad

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mvpernell User ID: 8354176 225560
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"Made this for my tennis team pot luck luncheon. Served it with a bottled raspberry vinaigrette dressing. It was a hit. Prepared it around 7:00am and kept it on ice in a small cooler while we played. When lunch was served more than five hours later, it was still fresh and simply beautiful. Got many compliments on how it looked and how it tasted."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 224677
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"It's a salad1"

melissarecipes User ID: 4726367 98569
Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"Really liked this salad and so impressed with the idea of removing the seeds from the cucumbers - now my husband enjoys cucumbers in salads too!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3102613 156516
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"Even my dh loved this salad, which is a little unusual for him to like a salad with nuts and fruit. We had this with grilled lamb steaks and it was fantastic."

jbrenton User ID: 408050 169144
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2009 Edited Jun. 16, 2009

"I made this for my Bunco night last Wednesday. It was a HUGE hit! Everyone went back for seconds. I served it with Honey-Poppyseed dressing."

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