Unique Fruity Green Salad


  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 head leaf lettuce – rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 head romaine lettuce – rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 avocado – pitted, peeled, and cubed
  • 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


Stir together water and sugar in a skillet over medium heat. Add the slivered almonds, toss to coat, and cook and stir until the almonds are brown. Remove from heat.

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In a large bowl, gently toss together the almonds, lettuce, avocado, orange segments and onion, and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, salt, vinegar, mustard and poppy seeds. Pour over the salad mixture and toss to coat.