Monday, June 8, 2009

Mandarin Salad made by Diva-Annie

Diva-Annie made this for us in April 2008.

Mandarin salad (adapted from a recipe in a 1995 Woman's Day mag)

Ahead of time make dressing:

1/2 cup veg oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar ( for dressing)
1 teas salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Shake in a jar with tight fitting lid, store in refrigerator

Ahead of time make Almonds:

1 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup sugar (for almonds)

Stir almonds and sugar in a small pan over med heat till sugar melts and starts to caramelize and almonds are very lightly toasted. Scrape into a metal bowl, cool to room temperature. Break up and store, covered, at room temp up to 1 month.

Just before serving, assemble Salad:

1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
2 cans (11 oz) mandarin oranges drained
1 cup thinly sliced red onion

Put lettuce in bowl, add oranges, onions and almonds. Shake dressing well and pour over salad, toss to mix.

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