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Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad

 Mandarin Orange Tossed Salad
This quick and easy salad never misses with dinner guest. Once in a while, I'll add avocado and blue cheese for a more interesting flavor.—David Collin, Martinez, California
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground savory
  • 8 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • Drain oranges, reserving 1/4 cup syrup; set oranges aside. In a jar
  • with tight-fitting lid, combine syrup, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt,
  • pepper, basil and savory; shake well. In a salad bowl, toss lettuce,
  • oranges and onion. Add the dressing and toss. Top with almonds;
  • serve immediately. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 95 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.