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Ready-To-Serve Salad Recipe

Ready-To-Serve Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.

Reviews for Ready-To-Serve Salad

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I love this salad. Lots of flavors and textures. Nice, simple dressing. I sliced the red onions paper-thin on a mandolin and that was perfect. At first I thought 8 slices of bacon would be too much, but that was perfect too. One could reduce it to 6 slices if they wanted to shave off calories. Serve with a nice bread and it's a complete meal. Too bad leftovers don't stand up the next day (sad face). I'll make a half recipe next time since I cook for 3 now."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"Any salad with bacon added is great! This salad has been a quick go to favorite for several years. You get the crunch fom the bacon and nuts and the cool and sweetness from the oranges. I use canola or olive oil which lowers the fat content of the nutrients value."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"This recipe has become a family favorite. So easy to toss together and has outstanding flavor."

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