Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Red Leaf Lettuce, Orange and Almond Salad

This is Shemin's favourite recipe.

Caramelized Almonds
1 teaspoon water
¼ cup sugar
½ cup silvered almonds (I have used more than ½ cup and it still works ok)
Melt sugar with water until this mixture starts to turn brown. Add almonds and stir until golden brown. Remove to foil and spread out to cool. Once cool break up into smaller pieces. (Suggest serving almonds separately but can be added to salad mixture before serving).
Salad dressing
1 cup oil (your choice – olive, vegetable)
1 cup raspberry wine vinegar (red wine vinegar is ok)
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons black poppy seeds
1 teaspoon minced onion
Pinch black pepper
3 or 4 drops of Worcestershire sauce (optional – I don’t use it all the time)
Mix all ingredients and let chill. This makes lots of dressing so use to your taste. It should keep for a few days.

Lettuce
Red leaf lettuce.
Pre-washed spring mix worked well.

1 can manderin sections. Drain then add to salad before serving.
I have also used blueberries and pomegranate. (I found that the tangerine sections work better.)


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5 comments:

bee said...

i love such recipes. that salad looks amazingly flavourful.

Suganya said...

Is raspberry vinegar too sweet for a savory salad like this? I havent tasted it yet!

Saju said...

suprisingly it is not too sweet!

Vcuisine said...

Hi Saju, Thanks for dropping by. The salad looks yummy and wholesome. A nice blog, will keep visiting. Viji

Asha said...

Great salad for Summer.Love the Almonds in there,healthy too:))

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