Mandarin-Almond Salad


Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Time

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


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


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.


November 2006