Citrus Salad Toss

by Mindy on August 1, 2008

This is a fabulous summer salad. I love all the fruit in it, and the salad dressing is just the right combination of sour and sweet. When I got married, Melanie made me a cute personalized recipe book of all her favorites. This yummy salad was one of them, and I have to agree that it is at the top of my list now, too.

Citrus Salad Toss
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

Romaine or spring mix
1 red onion, sliced
1 large orange, peeled and sliced
1 pt. strawberries, cut up
2 avocados, cut up
sugared pecans*

Dressing:
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup lime juice
2 T orange juice
2 T sugar
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 tsp grated orange zest

*For sugared pecans, mix the sugar and pecans in skillet. Cook over low heat until the sugar melts, stirring to coat well. Be patient, this can take awhile. However, you want to be vigilant because when the sugar finally melts, you have to move fast. Put on wax paper to cool.

Mix all dressing ingredients and let sit for awhile so the flavors can blend.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 RecipeGirl August 2, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Looks like a terrific salad. I love the idea of making little collection cookbooks of favorite recipes. Such treasures!

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2 Shari Goodman August 3, 2008 at 7:55 pm

I love you gals! All of your recipes have been a hit with my crowd! Thanks for taking the time to inspire us to make dinner time and great one!

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3 Melanie C. August 8, 2008 at 5:41 am

I have recently forgotten about this salad recipe! I think I will make it tomorrow. Thanks for reminding my Mind!

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