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
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1/3 cup coarsely Diamond of California 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
- 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.