Mandarin-Almond Salad

Southern Living
Makes 6 servings


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1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 bunch green leaf lettuce, torn (8 cups)
1 (11-oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Cool Time: 20 Minutes

1. Place almonds and 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 10 minutes or until sugar coats almonds and turns golden. Spread in a single layer on lightly greased wax paper; cool 20 minutes. Break into pieces, and set aside.

2. Combine oil and next 6 ingredients in a jar with a lid. Tightly close lid, and shake well. Chill until ready to serve.

3. Toss together lettuce, oranges, onion, and almonds. Shake dressing, and drizzle over salad just before serving.

Created date

October 2006