Thursday, December 9, 2010

Frugal Food Thursday: Romaine and Orange Salad

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Earlier this week, I went looking in my frugal recipe list for a salad recipe to link to the Bloggy Progressive Dinner, when I realized I didn't have one!

That's probably because I favor one-pot meals, or stews or stir-fries that are served over brown rice or pasta. That's just my cooking style; I don't usually make multi-course meals.

But here's a salad recipe I like. I originally got it from my sister.  Since I've stocked up on mandarin oranges, the major cost for me is the lettuce greens.  But I've often found lettuce on sale in buy one, get one free sales.  Also, feel free to substitute any other salad vegetables you happen to have around.

Romaine and Orange Salad

1 head romaine lettuce
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1 can mandarin oranges

Dressing:
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup oil
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine lettuces, celery, scallions, red pepper, and mandarin oranges.  Mix the ingredients for the dressing.  Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.

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17 comments:

Mary December 10, 2010 at 1:12 PM  

I love this particular combination for a salad. It really brightens up a meal. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

cocinadiary December 11, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

Oh, this is a delicious salad that sounds like it is good all year around. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Angie
Sundays at One Food Club

Dan December 13, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

I've seen variations of this before. This looks very good. I want to try it.

The worst I've ever seen was a catered event where the salad looked like it was made the day before, the cream cheese was made of tofu and the coffee was instant. :-(

cheerful December 13, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

sounds yummy and been reading recipe of this, thanks for sharing yours. love to have it on our christmas dinner...something different for us to try! have a great week! :)

Pamela December 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Just yummy! I wish I had the ingredients here but it will have to wait until grocery shopping day.

Lisa December 13, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

I just love a good salad recipe and the addition of oranges sounds really good. By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

a moderate life December 14, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

Hi Laura! I wanted to personally welcome you to the hearth and soul hop! I am now following you on twitter and facebook. I really love blog hops and you have quite a wonderful list of lovely carnivals and link ups I have bookmarked this page! I also shared a recipe for rendering your own lard at home which is really frugal and truth be told, very healthy for you! I also adore the taste of those sweet little mandarin oranges in a salad! Thanks again for sharing with us on the hearth and soul hop! all the best. Alex@amoderatelife

21st Century Housewife© December 14, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

Your salad sounds delicious. My Mom used to use Mandarin oranges a lot, but I had kind of forgotten about them. I'm definitely going to buy some next time I'm at the supermarket!!

Christy December 16, 2010 at 12:07 AM  

this reminds me of an italian orange salad--i never thought to use mandarin oranges for it...but i love the idea! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

Sweet and Savory December 20, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

I enjoy this recipe. I am exploring all kinds of recipes for salads, these days, so this one is particularly welcome.

So glad you linked this to My Meatless Mondays.

Sandra VanHoey January 13, 2014 at 5:48 AM  

This would be a great recipe for my sister and I since we are now planning one eating healthier and trying to lose a few pounds. It sounds wonderful

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