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Mandarin Salad Recipe

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This recipe for Mandarin Salad, by , is from Suwanee Ward Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Natalie Hoopes


1/4 c. sliced almonds
1 T. plus 1 tsp. sugar
sweet and sour dressing (below)
1/2 small head iceburg lettuce
1/2 bunch romaine lettuce
2 medium stalks celery, chopped (1 c.)
2 T. thinly sliced green onions
1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments, drained

Sweet and Sour dressing:
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 T. sugar
2 T. white vinegar
1 T. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of pepper

Cook almonds and sugar in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until carmelized. Cool and break apart. Prepare Sweet and Sour dressing. Toss almonds, dressing and remaining ingredients.




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