Orange Tossed Salad

3 Tbl. sugar
1/2 cup almonds, slivered
1 head red leaf or green leaf lettuce
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 jicama, julienned

1. Put sugar and almonds in a heavy saucepan. Heat until sugar melts and coats almonds. Pour on wax paper and break apart with two forks while still hot. Set aside to cool. Toss lettuce, onion, oranges and jicama together. Set aside.
1/2 tsp. orange peel, grated
1/3 cup orange juice
2 Tbl. wine vinegar
1/2 cup oil
2 Tbl. sugar
1 Tbl. dry Italian salad dressing seasoning from dressing package.

1. Combine all ingredients. Toss with salad and sugared almonds.

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