Spring Salad with Orange Dressing

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
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How to Make Spring Salad with Orange Dressing

  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 a lid to shake it up well. Mix well until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Combine all ingredients and top with sugared almonds.