Cos and Mandarin Orange Salad

    Cos and Mandarin Orange Salad

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    3hr15min


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    About this recipe: This is a sweet and crunchy salad with a delicious homemade vinaigrette. Crunchy cos leaves combine with almonds, mushrooms, bacon and mandarin oranges for a special salad that won't be forgotten.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • Dressing
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon celery seed
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 125ml distilled vinegar
    • 120ml olive oil
    • Salad
    • 1 cos lettuce, chopped
    • 1 (295g) tin mandarin oranges, drained
    • 140g fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 3 tablespoons flaked almonds
    • 3 tablespoons cooked and diced bacon

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr15min 

    1. Place the onion, sugar, mustard, celery seed and black pepper into a small bowl. Pour in the vinegar, and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is thick. Cover, and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
    2. To make the salad, toss the lettuce, oranges, mushrooms, almonds and bacon together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss again to coat.

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