Almond-Orange Tossed Salad Recipe
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Almond-Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

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Another highlight of my Easter menu is this pretty salad, with its slightly sweet homemade dressing and crispy sugar-toasted almonds. I've often taken the salad to potlucks because everyone enjoys it so much. -Lavonn Bormuth Westerville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook sugar, without stirring for 12-14 minutes or until melted. Add almonds; stir quickly to coat. Remove from the heat; pour onto waxed paper to cool.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, romaine, oranges, avocado, celery, onions and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Almond-Orange Tossed Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p34

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

This was the perfect salad for Easter dinner. I substituted fresh, tree ripened tangerines cut into wedges and it was a good pairing with ham.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

I used mixed greens instead of the lettuce suggested. I made a different dressing. The almonds tasted a little funny but added a nice crunch to the salad.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

This was fabulous. Will make it often.

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Reviewed May. 29, 2011

A definite keeper in my box of favorite recipes.

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

Yummy! I add homemade wheat baked tortilla strips and a bit more cracked pepper when tossing the salad all together and it turns out great!

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