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Tossed Salad with Oranges

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

10 servings (1-1/2 cups dressing)

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 218 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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