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Mandarin-Almond Salad

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Cool Time time 20 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.