Sunday, July 6, 2008

Avocado Mandarin Salad

This is a nice fresh alternative for a summer salad!

10 oz pkg mixed salad greens
15 oz can mandarin oranges
Thin slices of red onion (put in as much or as little as you want)
1/4 cup toasted almonds (I used honey toasted almonds)
1/2 cup Italian Salad Dressing or Balsamic vinaigrette
2 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and cut into chunks

In a large salad bowl combine greens, mandarin oranges, onions and nuts. In a smaller bowl combine dressing and 1/2 cup avocado cubes. Mash and blend into dressing. Add remaining avocado chunks and dressing to salad. Toss and serve!

*Note: I made this yesterday and LOVED IT! However, I had a little left over and put it in the fridge -- I tried to eat it for lunch today and let's just say that this IS NOT a good leftover salad. So, only make enough to eat with your meal or the remaining will go to waste!

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