Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Romaine Mandarin Salad

1 large head of romaine lettuce
1 purple onion
2 cans mandarin oranges

2 Tbls. orange juice concentrate
2 Tbls. Sugar
2 Tbls. Italian dressing mix
1/2 c. oil
1 Tbls. wine vinegar
1 Tbls. grated orange peel

Coated Almonds:
3 Tbls. sugar
4 oz. slivered almonds

Tear lettuce into bit size pieces, place in a large salad bowl. Slice onions and add to salad. Drain mandarin oranges and place in salad bowl. Toss gently. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Place sugar in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat; stir sugar until it liquifies or is dissolved. Add almonds and coat. Separate almonds and place on cookie sheet until dried. Mix all ingredients for dressing, mixing thoroughly. When ready to serve, top with almonds and dressing.


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