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Southwest Salad Recipe

Southwest Salad Recipe

Friends served us this wonderful salad when we were vacationing in Arizona. My husband particularly liked the fresh-tasting citrus-flavored dressing, and asked me to be sure to get the recipe. It's since become one of our family's favorites. We think it's especially good served with a chicken casserole. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • SALAD DRESSING:
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SALAD:
  • 3 heads Boston lettuce, torn
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained or fresh orange sections

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk salad dressing ingredients; set aside. Arrange the lettuce, cucumber, avocado, onion and oranges on individual plates. Drizzle with dressing just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 299 calories, 24 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.