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Mandarin-Walnut Lettuce Salad

 Mandarin-Walnut Lettuce Salad
THE sweetened walnuts add a nice crunch to this salad and a taste compatible with oranges. The dressing is sweet, tangy and light…just right for the simple ingredients of the salad.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons tarragon vinegar
  • Dash salt
  • 2-1/2 cups torn Boston lettuce
  • 2/3 cup mandarin oranges


  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring sugar and water to a
  • boil, stirring constantly. Add walnuts; cook and stir for 2-3
  • minutes or until lightly browned. Spread onto a piece of greased
  • foil; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and salt. In a salad bowl,
  • combine lettuce and oranges. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with
  • walnuts; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.