A favorite lettuce salad!
Since this issue is focused on good health, I am sharing one of my favorite salad recipes. I like to serve this when entertaining. It’s from the Minnesota with Love cookbook. I use all romaine lettuce because it’s what I prefer and I add 1/2 tsp of poppy seeds to the dressing. So healthy eating! I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Legendary Mandarin Salad:
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 head romaine lettuce
1 cup chopped celery
2 whole green onions. sliced thin
1-11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper
1/4 cup olive oil or other vegetable oil
1-2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
Dash of Tabasco sauce
In a small pan, cook almonds and sugar, stirring until almonds are coated and sugar dissolved; spread out on tinfoil and cool. Mix lettuces, celery and onions in salad bowl; refrigerate. Mix all dressing ingredients together, whisk or shake in small jar and chill. Just before serving, add almonds and oranges to lettuce, toss with dressing.
Have a great week and stay warm! Hopefully it will warm up in a few weeks!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.