Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce – a dash
  • 2 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 12 ounces spring lettuce mix
  • 1 11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh celery, small diced
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, minced
  • Directions

    1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds and 3 tablespoons sugar together, until sugar has melted and coats the almonds – stir constantly. Set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, remaining sugar, salt and pepper.
    3. In large mixing bowl, toss together the lettuce mix, oranges, strawberries, celery, onion and parsley. Drizzle dressing mixture over salad and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve immediately.

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