Orange and Almond

Winter Salad

This salad is perfect while orange are plentiful and so delicious.  I've made this recipe for many years.  It came from an old "Lion House" cook Book.  The original recipe calls for a can of mandarin oranges.  Trust me, a fresh orange peeled and sliced is much, much better,  The recipe has only a few ingredients.  This allows you to add what you and your family like.  I made this tonight and added a salmon filet and  avocado.  In the words of my husband "It is delicious!".  Bon Appetite, Peggy

1 tsp. orange zest
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 Tbs. good seasoning dry italian mix
2/3 cups veg oil
1 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake.

Candied Almond (don't skip this step, it really makes the salad pop!)
 6 oz slivered almonds
4 Tbs. sugar
in a skillet add almonds and sugar stir constantly over medium heat.  As the sugar melt, the sugar will coat the almonds.  Almonds will brown quickly so watch carefully.  

1 head red leaf lettuce, washed, dried and chilled.
( I add a couple of handfuls of spring mix)
1/2 med red onion thinly sliced.
2 oranges peeled and sliced

Toss salad with oranges and onions.  Add dressing and top with almonds. 

jicama,  adds a nice crunch
Fish or chicken.  Add a protein and make it a whole meal.

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