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Mandarin-Walnut Lettuce Salad

THE sweetened walnuts add a nice crunch to this salad and a taste compatible with oranges. The dressing is sweet, tangy and light…just right for the simple ingredients of the salad.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons tarragon vinegar
  • Dash salt
  • 2-1/2 cups torn Boston lettuce
  • 2/3 cup mandarin oranges


  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly. Add walnuts; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread onto a piece of greased foil; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and salt. In a salad bowl, combine lettuce and oranges. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with walnuts; toss to coat.

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