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Crunchy Lettuce Salad Recipe

Crunchy Lettuce Salad Recipe

There are several variations to this Asian-style salad. But this is the one most folks prefer. Toasted almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds contribute to this salad's "crunch".—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chow mein noodles
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups torn iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 4 green onions with tops, diced
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • 1. Combine almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds in a baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted; set aside.
  • 2. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper; shake well. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, onions and bacon. Just before serving, add almond mixture and dressing; toss. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 211 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.