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.
1 onion, finely diced
125g caster sugar
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon black pepper
125ml distilled vinegar
120ml olive oil
1 cos lettuce, chopped
1 (295g) tin mandarin oranges, drained
140g fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons flaked almonds
3 tablespoons cooked and diced bacon
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Directions Preparation:15min › Extra time:3hours › Ready in:3hours15min
Dressing: Place the onion, sugar, mustard, celery seed and black pepper into a small bowl. Pour in the vinegar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is thick. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Salad: Toss the lettuce, oranges, mushrooms, almonds and bacon together in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss again to coat.
To Serve: Drizzle with the dressing over the salad then toss again to coat.