Judy Bashforth writes, “To save time, prepackage almond toppings or other toppings without nuts may be substituted.”
In skillet, cook almonds and sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar has melted and almonds are covered. Cool and break apart. Wash lettuce and dry.
Dressing: Whisk dressing ingredients or put in covered container and shake well.
Put lettuce in a salad bowl, add remaining ingredients and pour dressing over. Toss.
Note: One can of mandarin oranges may be used when fresh strawberries are unavailable.
— Judy Bashforth
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