Friday, December 25, 2009

Cran-Orange Almond Salad


This is a great salad it is a perfect addition to your holiday or New Year Menu. I served this as an appetizer on Christmas Eve. I will definitely make this again.

Cran-Orange Almond Salad from (real mom kitchen)
(Printable Version)
 1 large head red leaf lettuce, washed, dried, and broken into pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced sliced and separated into rings (I recommend slicing them very thin, a mandolin would be good if you have one.  I wish mine were thinner.  I then cut the rings in half)
  • 2 – 3 oranges, peeled and sliced then cut into chunks
  • 1/2 jicama, peeled and cut into julienne strips
  • 1/2 cup or so of dried cranberries
Serve tossed with orange dressing and sugared almonds. (recipes below)
Orange Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Good Seasons dry Italian dressing mix
Combine ingredients in blender or shaker jar.
Sugared Almonds
  • 4 ounces slivered almonds
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
Place almonds in a small skillet and sprinkle with sugar.  Cook over medium heat stirring until almonds are coated and starting to brown (a nice tan color) and sugar has dissolved.  (Be careful not to burn)  Allow almonds to cool.

2 comments:

kelly said...

hi anissa, i have a question, how do you get the labels on the side of the blog? can you comment me if you can help me out, i am trying to make the GF blog more usable. this salad looks great! (glutenfreeinhawaii.blogspot.com)

Heide said...

This salad looks so good.