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Crunchy Lettuce Salad

There are several variations to this Asian-style salad. But this is the one most folks prefer. Toasted almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds contribute to this salad's "crunch".—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chow mein noodles
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups torn iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 4 green onions with tops, diced
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • Combine almonds, chow mein noodles and sesame seeds in a baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted; set aside.
  • In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper; shake well. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, onions and bacon. Just before serving, add almond mixture and dressing; toss.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 211 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • thewyatts4
    Aug 26, 2012

    After stirring the dressing together I add it to the pan that has the seeds,noodles and almonds in it. Love that warm dressing over this salad.

  • diner524
    Oct 31, 2011

    Love all the crunchy textures and flavors of this salad. We make it often.

  • RWF Kitchen
    Mar 21, 2011

    Great salad with lots of flavor!