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Mandarin Almond Salad
Mandarin Almond Salad
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 head romaine lettuce - rinsed, dried and chopped
  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ground black pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  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.