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Orange & Candied Almond Chopped Salad


  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup California Almonds, sliced
  • 6-8 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced thin
  • 1 California Avocado, sliced
  • 1 orange, in segments
For the dressing:
  • 6 tbsp California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


For the dressing:
  1. Put everything into a food processor or blender and mix until will blended. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your taste if necessary.
To Make the Almonds:
  1. Heat the sugar and almonds in a medium skillet over medium high heat until the sugar starts to melt.
  2. Mix well, watching until the sugar starts to brown and coats the nuts.
  3. Remove from heat and pour the nuts onto a piece of foil to cool completely; breaking up as needed.
To Make the Salad:
  1. Tear the Romaine lettuce into small pieces and combine in a bowl with the candied almonds, dried cranberries and green onion.
  2. Mound on plates and top with sliced avocado and orange segments.
  3. Top with the Orange Honey Mustard Dressing.

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