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Orange Almond Romaine Salad

 Orange Almond Romaine Salad
This is a healthy and colorful beginning to any meal. The almonds are wonderful when combined with the greens, oranges and the tangy dressing.—Beth Ask, Ulster, Pennsylvania
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 bunches romaine or red leaf lettuce, torn (about 12 cups)
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first eight
  • ingredients; shake well. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce,
  • oranges and almonds. Add dressing and toss to coat. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 93 calories, 6 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.