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Sesame-Almond Romaine Salad

 Sesame-Almond Romaine Salad
This crisp and crunchy salad is one of my favorites., and it's popular at potlucks, too. We enjoy this recipe when the lettuce is fresh from the garden. —Diane Alger, Hebron, Connecticut
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ramen noodles, crushed
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 bunches romaine, torn
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter and sugar over medium heat. Add the
  • noodles, sesame seeds and almonds. (Discard seasoning packets from
  • noodles or save for another use.) Cook and stir for 6-8 minutes or
  • until browned; set aside. In a large salad bowl, toss the romaine
  • and onions.
  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients;
  • shake well. Just before serving, drizzle over romaine mixture; top
  • with noodle mixture. Toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 290 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 25 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.