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Company Green Salad

I partially put this salad together and take the remaining ingredients (candied nuts, seeds, rice noodles and dressing) to mix in at the potluck. Works perfectly every time. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • SALAD:
  • 8 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (3 ounces) crispy rice noodles
  • 1/3 cup sunflower kernels


  • In a small heavy skillet, melt butter. Add almonds and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool.
  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and brown sugar. Chill until serving.
  • For salad, in a large bowl, combine the lettuce, peppers and green onions. Add dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with rice noodles, sunflower kernels and almonds. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 162 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • LBurkey
    May 30, 2020

    My family really enjoyed this salad. I'm not a big pepper person, so I used a 1/2 yellow pepper and 1/2 of a red pepper and it was fine. The salad is pretty to look at and is a nice change from a regular leaf lettuce salad. This makes a big salad, so I will cut it in half next time, as it doesn't keep real well.

  • I_Fortuna
    Nov 9, 2017

    Although there is a small amount of sugar in the dressing overall, I would not consider this diabetic friendly. I would use stevia or some other sub. Also sugar on on the almonds. The almonds would have been even more delicious if just slightly toasted. In any case, this is too sweet with 2 tbls. of sugar. I would prefer a light raspberry dressing. Otherwise, the salad ingredients are what I use all the time.

  • siden
    Sep 7, 2015

    Very tasty. My kids have specifically asked for it!

  • momoflandl
    Jul 5, 2013

    This salad was awesome! I took it to a 4th of July gathering and was sad when I didn't have any left to eat the next day. I used an artisan lettuce mix and chopped it into small bite size pieces which I've discovered makes a good salad great.

  • Joscy
    Mar 15, 2013

    Hmmmm, I'm curious to know how this recipe can be considered 'Diabetic Friendly' when there's a Tablespoon of sugar listed in ingredients.

  • paulandabby
    Feb 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • Jme V
    Jan 14, 2013

    My husband said this is one of his favorite salads. I have to agree. It's simple to make and full of flavor. I used Olive Oil instead of Canola. I'm not sure why it asked for Conola.

  • EmilyR369
    Dec 22, 2012

    No comment left