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.
not sure why only the one star, I served this on New Year's Eve and everyone loved it. I used the salad topping slivered almonds from package and also packaged bacon bits, it was very good. Would make again. - 04 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Yum! I loved the bold use of black pepper and celery seed in this dressing. It was a bit too sweet for me, so I would hold back a little on the sugar, but it worked well with the salad as written, too. The recipe makes a ton of dressing - I halved it and still ended up with quite a bit, so you may want to cut it to 1/3 until you are sure you like it enough to use on more salads. Excellent fruit/nut/veggie/bacon combo! Thanks for the recipe! - 15 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Only reason I did not give this a 5 is because I listened to the other reviews on the sweetness and cut the sugar in half and was pleased with the result. Can't imagine using all the sugar called for. This dressing is excellent and goes perfectly on this salad. Was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing Sarah! - 06 Apr 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)