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Tangerine Tossed Salad

 Tangerine Tossed Salad
I learned to cook from my mother when I was a young girl. I like the combination of sweet tangerines and crunchy caramelized almonds in this recipe.
6 ServingsPrep: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 medium tangerines or navel orange
  • 6 cups torn lettuce
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook and stir the almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar
  • over medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes or until the sugar is melted
  • and the almonds are toasted. Remove from the heat. Peel and section
  • the tangerines, reserving 1 tablespoon juice.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, onions, tangerines and almonds.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, reserved
  • juice and remaining sugar. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 138 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.