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Ready-To-Serve Salad

 Ready-To-Serve Salad
A good friend and neighbor brought over this colorful blend after I returned from a hospital stay. A fast dressing adds refreshing flavor to a unique combination of ingredients that gets a head start from packaged salad and canned mandarin oranges.—Gaylene Anderson, Sandy, Utah
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ready-to-serve salad
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, optional
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, toss the first six ingredients. Combine the
  • remaining ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well.
  • Pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 297 calories, 25 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.