Mandarin Almond Salad

Mandarin Almond Salad

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"A wonderful medley of flavors and textures!"

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 235 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, oranges and green onions.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons sugar with the almonds in saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir while sugar starts to melt and coat almonds. Stir constantly until almonds are light brown. Turn onto a plate, and cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine red wine vinegar, olive oil, one tablespoon sugar, red pepper flakes and black pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Before serving, toss lettuce with salad dressing until coated. Transfer to a decorative serving bowl, and sprinkle with sugared almonds.
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ANNRKY
11/14/2003

This is a great salad! I have made this twice now for parties, and each time I've been asked for the recipe. I added just a bit of balsamic vinegar to the red wine vinegar for a stronger vinegar flavor. For a party, I prepped everything the night before, put the sugared almonds in a ziplock bag and the dressing in a jar, refrigerated the salad, and then combined everything at the last minute.

luv2cook
3/12/2005

I've made this many times with whatever type of lettuce I have on hand (but never iceberg!) and it's always good. Advice on the sugared almonds: Let the sugar start carmelizing just a bit before you add the almonds. Adding the nuts too early can make them toast too brown before the sugar carmelizes. Adding the nuts too late will mean the sugar browns before the nuts get toasted. You'll have to experiment a little to get this just right, but it's worth it! I've use chopped walnuts, too. Very delicious! My guests loved it, too.

KIMAR
8/29/2002

Almonds were a nice touch. Didn't care for the dressing, though.