Mandarin Orange Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing    expandthetable.net    

Serves 4-6

 

 

Sugared Almonds

1 cup slivered almonds

2 tablespoons sugar

Raspberry Vinaigrette

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup raspberry vinegar

2 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

Dash black pepper

Dash cayenne

Dash Tabasco sauce

½ cup olive oil

Salad

1 small head Boston Bibb or Butter Lettuce, torn into bite size pieces

½ small head of radicchio, torn into bite size pieces, optional

1 small head romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces

1 celery stalks, small dice

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1-11oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

Sugared Almonds

  1. Stir sugar constantly in saucepan over low flame until sugar melts.

  2. Add almonds. Cool and break apart.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together.

  2. Add olive oil slowly, beating with a whisk or fork until the vinaigrette thickens.

Salad

  1. Toss lettuces, celery, onions, mandarin oranges and almonds together with vinaigrette.

  2. Serve and enjoy.

 

Expandthetable suggestions

Allium Free: Substitute 1/2 red bell pepper, diced, for the green onion.

Diabetic: Substitute 1 tablespoon brown sugar Stevia when toasting and sugaring the almonds and 1 tablespoon stevia for sugar in dressing. Use Mandarin Oranges with natural juices only.