Spring Salad with Orange Dressing

Tammi Preston

By
@idahomomma

This delightful salad is excellent for large gatherings.


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Prep:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The textures in this salad are amazing - from the crunch of the nuts to the dried fruits. I added peaches and kiwis in this recipe and they were great. The dressing is what really sets this recipe apart. I loved the rice vinegar and the orange juice combo. The variety of the greens and fruits will be a fresh addition to your table.

Ingredients

SALAD:

1
head red or green leaf lettuce, torn
3 to 4 c
spring mix
4 c
baby spinach
1 bunch
red or purple grapes, halved
2 c
sliced strawberries
1 pkg
dried apricots, sliced
1 pkg
dried craisins
can add any fruit you like or leave out what you don't... kiwi and jicama are good, so are fresh peaches
1/4 c
pine nuts (toast in skillet until golden brown)

SUGARED ALMONDS:

1/4 c
sliced almonds
3 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
sugar

ORANGE SALAD DRESSING:

1/2 c
sugar
1/3 c
rice vinegar
1/3 c
orange juice
1 c
extra virgin olive oil
1
envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make sugared almonds,melt butter in skillet, add sugar, then almonds. Stir until sugar is dissolved and almonds are coated and toasted.
2
Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
3
Mix dressing ingredients. I use a quart canning jar with lid to shake it up well. Mix well until sugar is dissolved.
4
Combine all ingredients and top with sugared almonds.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fresh Finds