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Southwest Salad

Friends served us this wonderful salad when we were vacationing in Arizona. My husband particularly liked the fresh-tasting citrus-flavored dressing, and asked me to be sure to get the recipe. It's since become one of our family's favorites. We think it's especially good served with a chicken casserole. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • SALAD DRESSING:
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SALAD:
  • 3 heads Boston lettuce, torn
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained or fresh orange sections

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk salad dressing ingredients; set aside. Arrange the lettuce, cucumber, avocado, onion and oranges on individual plates. Drizzle with dressing just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 salad: 299 calories, 24g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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