Sunday, April 5, 2009

Green Salad with Almond Orange Dressing

I kind of forgot about how much I love this salad until I made it over the weekend to take to a friends house. It is very refreshing and one of those salads you can't get enough of. I'm happy to say that I have some leftover ingredients in the fridge and will be making this again tonight.

Green Salad with Almond Orange Dressing

1 lg. head of red leaf lettuce
1 bermuda onion (I couldn't find one, so used about half a small red onion instead)
2 oranges, peeled and sliced or 1 can mandarin oranges- especially good with fresh oranges
1 small jicama, cut in strips
4 oz. sliced almonds
3 Tbsp. sugar - heat sugar and glaze almonds

1/2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Good Seasons Dry Italian Dressing Mix

Combine the dressing ingredients and refrigerate several hours. Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving.