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Festive Tossed Salad

 Festive Tossed Salad
I STILL do a lot of cooking even though the numbers have changed. I owe my discovery of this salad to my sister-in-law, a Louisiana native and a fabulous cook. It's always a hit with everyone—pretty to serve, adaptable to any number and tasty, too. —Ruby Williams Bogalusa, Louisiana
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash salt
  • 2 to 3 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients; set aside. In a
  • salad bowl, toss the greens, celery, carrot, onions and oranges. Add
  • dressing and toss to coat; sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 243 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.