This sweet and crunchy salad is very kid friendly! I first tried this when I visited my family in Newfoundland, and managed to get a copy of the recipe. Make lots, there won't be any left over. Any kind of lettuce can be used as well as spinach. Raisins can also be added.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the onion, sugar, mustard, celery seed, and black pepper into a small bowl. Pour in the vinegar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is thick. Cover, and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

  • To make the salad, toss the lettuce, oranges, mushrooms, almonds, and bacon together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss again to coat.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 34.1g; fat 21.2g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 120mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
not sure why only the one star I served this on New Year's Eve and everyone loved it. I used the salad topping slivered almonds from package and also packaged bacon bits it was very good. Would make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Yum! I loved the bold use of black pepper and celery seed in this dressing. It was a bit too sweet for me so I would hold back a little on the sugar but it worked well with the salad as written too. The recipe makes a ton of dressing - I halved it and still ended up with quite a bit so you may want to cut it to 1/3 until you are sure you like it enough to use on more salads. Excellent fruit/nut/veggie/bacon combo! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Only reason I did not give this a 5 is because I listened to the other reviews on the sweetness and cut the sugar in half and was pleased with the result. Can't imagine using all the sugar called for. This dressing is excellent and goes perfectly on this salad. Was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing Sarah! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this! It diffently is sweet so next time I'll cut back on the sugar. I just used a Spring Salad Mix and put the mushrooms and oranges in there I didn't have almonds. so I just srinkled some chopped pecans I had. I'm going to be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Recipe received 5 stars from 19-year old son and hubby (and me). This makes for a pleasant break from the usual lettuce tomato and cucumber green salad. I did increase the mustard and used about 1/3 the amount of sugar called for and it was still plenty sweet. Also slivered some red onion into the salad instead of using them in the dressing. We loved the taste combination of ingredients and the color was terrific. Worked well with both grilled chicken and steak. Rounded out both meals with brown and serve sourdough bread. I think it would work to also add some feta cheese if you wanted a heartier salad. Thanks Sarah for sharing Glenda's recipe. It is terrific! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great salad we all loved. I cut the dressing ingredients in half and found it to be plenty and used walnut oil. I also cut way back on the sugar and still decided to give it 5 stars because we are just fans of less sugar in pretty much all recipes and I believe a lot of people would not think the dressing was too sweet made with the original sugar amount. I used sliced red onion in the salad instead of adding reg. onion to the dressing. Will make this again for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really a great salad for a group. Very few ingredients, simple to put together and a BIG hit. I didn't add the mushrooms but had feta cheese on the side. Super Good!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent recipe. Just made it for a church picnic and I know I'll be making again and again. I used homegrown Romaine lettuce from my garden as well as sweet Vadellia onions! I added strawberries since they're in season here in Florida. Also added raisins n tortilla strips for a more crunchy taste. I made recipe for 12 servings but did cut back on onions and sugar. To save me time I cut the lettuce the night before placed in covered dish made dressing in separate bowl as directed too but didn't add to lettuce until this morning. So colorful! Read More