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The Really Good Salad Recipe with Pieces of Fruit Recipe
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The Really Good Salad Recipe with Pieces of Fruit

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"Garden salad with fruit, cooked sugared almonds, and an oil and vinegar dressing."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the almonds and 1/2 cup sugar 5 minutes, or until almonds are well-coated and lightly browned.
  2. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, gently mix the almonds, iceberg lettuce, leaf lettuce, celery, chives, cranberries, mandarin orange, peaches, mango, and strawberries. Serve with desired amount of the oil and vinegar dressing.
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Sep 19, 2005

This is the most delicious salad I have ever tasted. My husband & daughter raved & we couldn't stop eating it!

Dec 18, 2007

This is the best salad recipe ever!! I have made it at least 10 times - once for a supper our community club catered for 100 people. Everyone always asks for the recipe when I bring it somewhere. I have never had fresh peaches on hand, so have always omitted them. In the winter, I make it with the cranberries and mandarin oranges as the only fruit. The first time I made it with the almonds, but the next time I didn't have any, so I substituted pecans and preferred those, so that is what I always use now. The nuts make the salad!! Thanks for the fabulous recipe!

May 26, 2010

Definitely 5 stars! I had to take some liberties with the species of fruit I used, but otherwise was straight on. I served this with sliced cooked chicken on the salad. The only thing that would make this perfect would be a bit of cheese -- I think we'll have this with feta next time! Thanks for the recipe :)

Apr 06, 2009

Indeed, this is a really good salad. I didn't use mango bc we didn't have any, and just one kind of lettuce, but I think I used the remainder of what was called for. I did use canned peaches and mandarin oranges and 1/2'd the dressing--it's been my experience that most of the dressing recipes on here can easily be halved and still be awesome. I wasn't sure about cooking almonds and sugar without oil, but it worked perfectly. Just watch closely once the sugar starts to carmelize. Thanks for the recipe! Very good salad. :o)

Nov 27, 2008

This salad is always a big hit wherever I take it. I add whatever fruits I have on hand. Blueberries make a nice addition. You can't go wrong with this recipe.

Feb 14, 2011

Excellent salad! I have made this twice and both times it was a hit. I used store bought glazed almonds and bottled raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Delicious!

Jan 24, 2011

Great salad! Peaches are not in season right now, so I skipped those and added more mango.

Dec 01, 2010

I kind of added some of my own stuff to this salad. It was really good. Loved the dressing. Thanks a lot.


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  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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