My sister Saydi whipped us up a salad when we were in Utah last and Grace and I fell in love with it.  So we tried to reenact it here 🙂

It’s actually a salad we make ALL the time, but we realized a great “secret ingredient” is oranges.  And we have gobs of those going on over here in the desert this time of year.  Our trees are dripping with them right about now.

You cut them up and add bite-size pieces to the salad, but you also squeeze half an orange right onto the salad, which makes it so citrus-y and delicious.

Another secret ingredient is the dressing. 

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My sister whips up her own home-made dressings like nobody’s business but we’re not so hot at that.  So we found this one that is SO good, and also so good on the marcos (I don’t do macros any more, but it’s pretty awesome to find a really tasty salad dressing with so little fat content).  We used to be addicted to Briannas poppyseed dressing, but I think this one’s just as good but better for you (made with Greek yogurt which helps).

We use this spring mix from Costco that’s already triple washed:

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We caramelize our almonds by sautéing them in a pan with a little sugar sprinkled in (This, perhaps, cancels out the goodness of the dressing, but we’ll take it anyway 🙂

You just throw everything together and mix in the salad dressing and there you go: easy peasy goodness ready to set on the table.

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