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Avocado Mandarin Tossed Salad

 Avocado Mandarin Tossed Salad
Crunchy toasted pecans and slices of creamy avocado add to the variety of textures and tastes in this interesting mixture. The salad is a lovely complement to my pork roast but is also delicious with many other meals. -Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oranges, onions, pecans and pepper;
  • cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Just before serving, place the
  • greens in a large salad bowl; top with orange mixture and avocado
  • slices. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 130 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.