From: OPL Co-worker
This recipe is always a hit! The candied almonds add wonderful flavor and crunch; the dressing adds the final touch. I especially like to use green leaf lettuce from the garden - the oranges are so pretty among the bright greens.
green leaf lettuce
1 can Mandarin oranges, drained
1 c. sliced almonds
4 T. brown sugar
½ c. oil
¼ c. vinegar
¼ c. sugar or agave nectar
1 t. salt
In medium skillet, stir almonds and sugar continuously over medium heat until brown and coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store extras in sealed container for later use.
Mix oil, vinegar, sugar and salt in jar or salad dressing bottle; shake until blended.
Toss lettuce, oranges, and almonds. Just before serving, add dressing and toss.