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Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Description

Crisp romaine, crumbled bacon, mandarin orange segments, toasted almonds, and a homemade vinaigrette make this green salad a standout.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ red onion, coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 10 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 (10 ounce) can mandarin orange segments, drained
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Place vinegar, sugar, red onion, mustard powder, and salt into the bowl of a blender. Cover, and puree on high until smooth. Reduce blender speed to medium-low; slowly pour in the vegetable oil and blend until incorporated and the dressing is creamy. Stir in the poppy seeds and set aside.
  3. To serve, toss the romaine in a large bowl with the crumbled bacon, Mandarin oranges, and enough dressing to moisten. Place onto salad plates and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

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Nutritional Information

Romaine and Mandarin Orange Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 456.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 12 %
carbohydrates: 11 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 12 %
sugars:
fat: 52 %
saturated fat: 36 %
cholesterol: 6 %
vitamin a iu: 117 %
niacin equivalents: 20 %
vitamin b6: 10 %
vitamin c: 66 %
folate: 33 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 8 %
magnesium: 14 %
potassium: 11 %
sodium: 14 %
thiamin: 24 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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