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Ready-To-Serve Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


6 servings

A good friend and neighbor brought over this colorful blend after I returned from a hospital stay. A fast dressing adds refreshing flavor to a unique combination of ingredients that gets a head start from packaged salad and canned mandarin oranges.—Gaylene Anderson, Sandy, Utah


  • 1 package (16 ounces) ready-to-serve salad
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, optional
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large salad bowl, toss the first six ingredients. Combine the remaining ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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