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Berry-Mandarin Tossed Salad

 Berry-Mandarin Tossed Salad
"The recipe for this beautiful blend came from a local berry farm some years ago," notes Linda Jo Wahlgren of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. "We like to take the sweet and savory salad on picnics to accompany cold chicken and a loaf of crusty bread."
12-14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange, drained
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • In a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl, combine the first nine ingredients.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes; stir until sugar is
  • dissolved. Whisk in oil. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • In a salad bowl, combine the greens, strawberries, oranges, onion,
  • almonds and bacon. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss to coat.
  • Yield: 12-14 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 125 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.