Summer Salad with Honey Lime Salad Dressing -

Summer Salad with Honey Lime Salad Dressing


 Summer is made for salads – especially those with fruit and a good dressing.
This salad fits summer to a tee!  Romaine, strawberries, toasted almonds and mandarin oranges are enhanced with a bright Honey Lime Dressing you will want to keep on hand.
I originally had this salad on an airline (which has since gone out of business) and made a nuisance of myself until they produced a second one for me.  Those were the days when flying was fun and you kept  your shoes on!!

Honey Lime Salad Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup honey
2 limes, zested and juiced
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vinegar

 Whisk all the ingredients together and refrigerate.  May be made days ahead and will hold for 10 days in the refrigerator.

 Yield:  Approximately 1 1/3 cups

Summer Salad
Sliced or slivered almonds
Romaine lettuce
Strawberries, sliced
Mandarin Oranges, well drained
Honey Lime Salad Dressing, above
 Toast the almonds in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes until a medium brown.
Cool completely.

 In a large bowl combine the lettuce, sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges and almonds.  Pour over as much dressing as desired.  Toss.  Serve immediately.

 Note:  Fold 1/2 cup sour cream, low fat if desired, into the dressing and it makes an ideal dip for fresh fruit.

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