Tequila Vinaigrette with Greens Recipe

Tequila Vinaigrette with Greens Recipe
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Tequila Vinaigrette with Greens Recipe

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Here’s a zingy vinaigrette with Southwestern flair. We serve it with added toppings like apples, mandarin oranges, feta cheese and candied walnuts. —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 12 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 4 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Tequila Vinaigrette with Greens in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p91

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 198 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 12 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 4 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  1. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Tequila Vinaigrette with Greens in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p91

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