Garden salad with fruit, cooked sugared almonds, and an oil and vinegar dressing.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the almonds and 1/2 cup sugar 5 minutes, or until almonds are well-coated and lightly browned.

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  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, gently mix the almonds, iceberg lettuce, leaf lettuce, celery, chives, cranberries, mandarin orange, peaches, mango, and strawberries. Serve with desired amount of the oil and vinegar dressing.

Nutrition Facts

317.2 calories; 3.8 g protein; 31.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
This is the most delicious salad I have ever tasted. My husband & daughter raved & we couldn't stop eating it! Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
This is the most delicious salad I have ever tasted. My husband & daughter raved & we couldn't stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
This is the most delicious salad I have ever tasted. My husband & daughter raved & we couldn't stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2007
This is the best salad recipe ever!! I have made it at least 10 times - once for a supper our community club catered for 100 people. Everyone always asks for the recipe when I bring it somewhere. I have never had fresh peaches on hand so have always omitted them. In the winter I make it with the cranberries and mandarin oranges as the only fruit. The first time I made it with the almonds but the next time I didn't have any so I substituted pecans and preferred those so that is what I always use now. The nuts make the salad!! Thanks for the fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2010
Definitely 5 stars! I had to take some liberties with the species of fruit I used but otherwise was straight on. I served this with sliced cooked chicken on the salad. The only thing that would make this perfect would be a bit of cheese -- I think we'll have this with feta next time! Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
This salad is always a big hit wherever I take it. I add whatever fruits I have on hand. Blueberries make a nice addition. You can't go wrong with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
Indeed this is a really good salad. I didn't use mango bc we didn't have any and just one kind of lettuce but I think I used the remainder of what was called for. I did use canned peaches and mandarin oranges and 1/2'd the dressing--it's been my experience that most of the dressing recipes on here can easily be halved and still be awesome. I wasn't sure about cooking almonds and sugar without oil but it worked perfectly. Just watch closely once the sugar starts to carmelize. Thanks for the recipe! Very good salad.:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
I kind of added some of my own stuff to this salad. It was really good. Loved the dressing. Thanks a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Great salad! Peaches are not in season right now so I skipped those and added more mango. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
Excellent salad! I have made this twice and both times it was a hit. I used store bought glazed almonds and bottled raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Yummy. Could do with less sugar in the dressing since all our fruit and the candied nuts were plenty sweet. Other than that I loved it. Read More
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