Thursday, August 7, 2008

Mom's Mandarin Romaine Salad

2 stalks romaine lettuce (torn or cut in small pieces)
3 green onions with tops, chopped
1 cup chopped celery (optional)
Mix and refrigerate to keep crisp.

1 tsp salt - pepper
4 Tblsp. sugar
4 Tblsp. cider vinegar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 Tblsp. snipped parsley (optional)
Mix well. Refrigerate in a container you can shake occasionally to keep mixed.

Sugared almonds:
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 Tblsp. sugar
Stir together over medium heat in skillet until sugar coated. Pour immediately onto waxed papered cookie sheet and cool.

To serve:
Five minutes before serving, stir on part of the dressing (probably won't need all of it) and 2 cans drained mandarin oranges. Stir in sugared almonds and serve immediately.

Variations: Can mix iceburg lettuce in with romaine especially to serve a larger group.
Can also add fresh sliced strawberries and/or blueberries in addition to the mandarin oranges for a colorful salad!!

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