Dec 20, 2008

Simple Salad Dressing and Mandarin Almond Salad

Mandarin Almond Salad

If you're not thrilled with the salad dressing you can find in the store, try homemade! It's super easy, I promise, and you probably already have the ingredients. I'll include the full salad recipe I use with the dressing too.

-Anglophile LV

1/4c white vinegar
1 1/2tb sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4c oil

Put ingredients in a tupperware container and shake well, or just stir it. I told you it was easy.

1 package of slivered almonds
1-2 heads Boston Lettuce
1 c mandarin oranges
4 green onions chopped
1 ripe avocado
a handful of Craisins
1/4th cup sugar-- yes, sugar.

Ok, so put the sugar in a skillet over low heat until it begins to carmelize, then add the almonds and stir until they're all coated and slightly browned. Spoon them out onto wax paper, or a cookie sheet, and try not to let them clump up. Spread them out flat. When they cool, break them up into little pieces since they stick together otherwise. It's a pain in the ass, but worth it in the end. Toss together with the lettuce, oranges, green onions, avocado, craisins and salad dressing at serving time.

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