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Almond-Orange Lettuce Salad

 Almond-Orange Lettuce Salad
“Candied almonds make this delicious salad extra special,” writes Marilyn Anderson from Hudsonville, Michigan. “Pay attention when you’re preparing the almonds so they don’t burn.”
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 snack-size cups (4 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  • For dressing, combine the first six ingredients in a jar with a
  • tight-fitting lid; shake until sugar is dissolved. In a heavy
  • skillet, saute almonds in butter until toasted, about 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sugar; cook and stir until sugar is melted, about 3
  • minutes. Spread on foil to cool; break apart.
  • On two salad plates, arrange the greens, oranges and onions. Shake
  • the dressing; drizzle over salads. Sprinkle with sugared almonds.
  • Yield: 2 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 563 calories, 40 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 11 g protein.