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Mandarin Romaine Salad

 Mandarin Romaine Salad
This extra-special green salad boasts luscious flavor, a touch of heat, plenty of crunch and color, and a citrus sparkle. "It takes just minutes to toss together and never disappoints." Barbara Carlucci - Orange Park, Florida
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 9 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a jar with a
  • tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, sugar, vinegar, parsley, salt,
  • pepper and pepper sauce; shake well.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle salad with pecans. Shake dressing and
  • pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 139 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.