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SALAD

TOSSED SALAD WITH MANDARIN ORANGES, American

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • One 11-ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained
  • Romaine lettuce
Preparation Instructions

In a 2-cup measure, combine green onion, oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seeds, and pepper. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes, until boiling, stirring twice. Chill until ready to serve. At mealtime, melt butter for 30 to 45 seconds; add almonds and microwave 3½ to 4½ minutes, stirring constantly. Toss together the chilled dressing, toasted almonds, mandarin oranges and romaine lettuce.

Contributed by Frederick News-Post, 1987

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