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Almond-Avocado Tossed Salad

I received this recipe from a friend, and my guests always rave about it. It's so easy to prepare! I didn't think it could be improved upon, but almonds add a nice crunch. Fresh and colorful, it also travels well in warm weather. &dmash;Suzanne Sager, Dallas, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 3 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 2-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette or vinaigrette of your choice

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Sprinkle with almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Almond Accents honey roasted almonds.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 105 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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