April 1, 2016

Grandma's Citrus Salad

Living in Arizona, a lot of people come and "snowbird" here. This means that they come from their snowy homes and live their winter out here. My husband's grandparents snowbird here for 2 months and it is a really great having them out here.

Grandma makes a really great salad. I figure if you want a great repartee of foods you learn from family!

This is a perfect spring/summer salad. Or really anytime...especially in Southern Arizona when it never gets that cold.

Lauren's augmentation of this salad includes cutting out some of the carbs. Therefore, in your dressing and in your almonds, replace your 1/4 cup of sugar with 4 1/2 teaspoons of stevia.




Ingredients:

Salad:
Romaine lettuce
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 mandarins, chopped

Candied walnuts:
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
1/4 cup of sugar

Sweet dressing:
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of salt
1 pinch of black pepper

Directions:

In a jar (I like using a mason jar) mix together vinegar, sugar, vegetable oil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Shake well and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

In a sauce pan, cook and stir almonds and sugar until sugar is melted and the almonds are coated. Remove from heat and cool. Break apart and store at room temperature until ready to serve salad.

In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, celery and mandarins. Coat and toss in dressing and toss in almonds. Enjoy and serve!



What are some of your favorite family foods?

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