Spectacular Citrus Salad Recipe
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Spectacular Citrus Salad Recipe

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A delightfully different salad is what I was looking for when I came across the original version of this recipe. I altered it a bit to fit my taste. Each time I serve this salad, it gets raves for being so colorful and refreshing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 12 cups torn red and green leaf lettuce
  • 3 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2/3 cup pecan halves, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 168 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the first seven ingredients; shake well. In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, oranges, onion and pecans. Add dressing and toss to coat; serve immediately. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Spectacular Citrus Salad in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p28

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