Paradise Salad

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  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients

King's Croutons:
2-- 1/2-inch thick center slices King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread
-- Olive oil
Salad:
1/4cup olive oil
1 1/2tablespoons red wine vinegar
1tablespoon sugar
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon dry mustard
1-- (5 oz.) bag spring lettuce mix
1/2cup red onion strips, thinly sliced
1cup Mandarin oranges, chopped mango, orange slices or sliced strawberries
1cup King's croutons
8ounces cooked chicken or shrimp, optional
1/4cup slivered almonds, toasted, optional

Instructions

Preparation King's Croutons

  1. Brush both sides of bread with oil. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Place on baking pan with lip.
  3. Bake in preheated 350F oven, 10-12 minutes, stirring once, until golden.
  4. Cool; store in airtight container. Makes 2-3 cups.

Salad and Dressing

  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients for dressing.
  2. Pour over salad greens and half of onion, fruit, 1 cup of croutons and almonds (if desired). Toss.
  3. Place on serving plates.
  4. If desired, arrange chicken or shrimp on top. Garnish with remaining ingredients & serve.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 540
  • Glycemic Load 4.28
  • Fat 34g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 22g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 450mg
  • Potassium 380mg
  • Carbohydrate 53g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 8g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Vitamin A 130%
  • Vitamin C 60%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 15%
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