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Mandarin Pecan Salad

 Mandarin Pecan Salad
Toss together this refreshing salad from Jeaune Hadl Van Meter of Lexington, Kentucky. The crisp greens are mixed with nuts and citrus, then drizzled with a sweet-tart poppy seed dressing.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • POPPY SEED DRESSING:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • Divide the romaine, oranges, pecans and cranberries between two salad
  • plates. In a blender, combine the oil, honey, vinegar, mustard, salt
  • and onion powder; cover and process until smooth. Stir in poppy
  • seeds. Drizzle over salads. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 333 calories, 26 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 203 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.