Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Mandarin Orange Salad

Every year we have a Christmas potluck at work and I'm able to snag a few good recipes. This one is the winner!

Light, fruity, and full of good-for-you veggies, this is one refreshing salad. Everyone asked for the recipe, including me!

I made it as soon as I got it.
I'm no fool.

Christmas Mandarin Orange Salad

1/2 c. slivered almonds
3 T. sugar
Cook over medium heat until the almonds are caramelized.

Lettuce: Tear bite size pieces of romaine, spinach, red leaf, what ever you like. {I used a spring mix}

1 c. chopped celery
1/2 red, orange, and yellow peppers, chopped
2 whole green onions, chopped
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 small cans mandarin oranges, drained
pomegranate seeds, reserve some for garnish
baby portabella or button mushrooms,sliced

1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1-2 T. chopped parsley
2 T. sugar { I used splenda}
2 T. red wine vinegar
4-5 drops of Tabasco

Mix lettuce, peppers, onions, mushrooms, oranges, and pomegranate seeds in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the OO, parsley, sugar, vinegar, and Tabasco. Add dressing to lettuce and toss. Garnish with almonds and reserved pomegranate seeds.


June K said...

Sounds and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

I love salad recipes. I always think to myself that I should have thought of that. This looks wonderful! A good idea for lunch.

Cranberry Morning said...

This looks amazing, Laurie!! I've already copied and filed it. It's definitely a must-make in the next week. It's been fun to read your blog and get to know you in the past year. Thank you so much for being a reader of Cranberry Morning. I so appreciate it!!! Have a wonderful 2012.

Betty said...

Who needs a cook book when we've got your blog... Everything looks soo yummy and makes me want to cook ... I found you on Pinterest and now I'll be back .."often".
Happy New Year ..Betty