Mandarin Salad

Salad with oranges and almondsA great way to incorporate some fruit and nuts into the family diet.

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1/4 cup canola oil

4 drops hot sauce

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 head lettuce

1/4 head romaine lettuce

1 cup celery, finely chopped

2 green onions, thinly sliced

11-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained

Mix salt, pepper, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, hot sauce and parsley in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Toast almonds over medium high heat, stirring constantly, till fragrant. Remove from pan and let cool. Tear lettuce and romaine into bite-sized pieces, and add to onion and celery. Top with toasted almonds, mandarin oranges and dressing. Serve immediately.