Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mandarin Tossed Salad

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This recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember.  It's been a family favorite for ages and is often served at both big family gatherings (holidays and celebrations) as well as "every night" dinners.  When I'm asked to bring a green salad to a friend's house or if I'm bringing dinner to a family who just had a baby, this is the salad I most often bring.  It's so simple and it tastes so good.  You will want to drink the sweet vinaigrette dressing!  Okay, not really - but it's that good!

source: family favorite recipe

1 head lettuce, chopped (or a bag of mixed salad greens)
3-6 green onions, sliced
1 (11oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
avocado, diced
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1/3 cup salad oil
3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper

Prepare dressing and set aside. Mix together lettuce, green onions, mandarin oranges and avocado. Just before serving toss with dressing and almonds.


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The Mitchell Family said...

I am definitely going to make this! YUM!