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Tossed Salad with Oranges Recipe

Tossed Salad with Oranges Recipe

The combination of fresh greens, tangy oranges, savory bacon and crunchy almonds is one of my specialties. Topped with a pleasantly sweet dressing, this salad brings a splash of color to any table.—Anne Wegener, Springville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • POPPY SEED DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • SALAD:
  • 10 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons slivered almonds

Directions

  • 1. In a food processor or blender, combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, onion, mustard and salt. Cover and process until smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds
  • 2. In a salad bowl, combine the greens, oranges, bacon and almonds. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings (1-1/2 cups dressing).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 218 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.