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Orange-Avocado Tossed Salad

 Orange-Avocado Tossed Salad
This salad grabs the mealtime spotlight whenever I serve it. The grapes, mandarin oranges and almonds add sweetness and crunch to the greens and avocado...and the dressing has a mild curry flavor.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 10 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup torn fresh spinach
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a jar
  • with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, sugar,
  • curry powder and soy sauce; shake well. Drizzle over salad; toss to
  • coat. Garnish with avocado. Yield: 12 servings.