16 December 2008

A Bloggy Progressive Dinner~Salads

How are you enjoying the Bloggy Progressive Dinner? There are a lot of great recipes out there! Today is the *Salad Course*. This is one of my family's favorite salads~not just at Christmas, but year round. It's a classic, so you may have tried it, but if not you should!

Orange Mandarin Green Salad

2 green onions, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 Tbls. fresh parsley (or 1 Tbls. dried)
Romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, iceburg lettuce
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1 pkg. almonds, sliced
1/4 cup sugar
Sugar almonds on low heat until sugar is melted and almonds are coated. Cool on wax paper, then break apart. Combine lettuces, onion, celery, parsley and orange slices. Pour dressing (below) over salad and toss to coat well. Add almonds, mix well and serve.

Sweet & Sour Dressing

1/4 cup salad oil
2 Tbls. sugar
2 Tbls. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
dash freshly ground pepper
dash hot sauce
Mix well. Refrigerate several hours ahead, if desired.

JesseLeigh at Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles is hosting this course. Head there for more great salad recipes.


The Happy Housewife said...

Yum! My mother-in-law makes a similar salad but won't give out the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

My hubby doesn't do greens and fruit together, so I'll just come to your place and eat with you! Yum!

Linda said...

Thanks for the recipe. It sounds great. I like mandarin oranges and almonds in salad but have never put the two together.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I was just looking for a new salad recipe to try for Christmas. I'll give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!