Wash the lettuce leaves, tomato, and celery stalks, and slice. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth. Chop the baby carrots in half. Combine the salad ingredients and toss with the salad dressing.
Tips for Toasting Nuts
Toasting nuts is a great way to bring out their flavor. To toast, simply spread the nuts out on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 300°, turning the nuts frequently, until they are browned (different nuts will have different cooking times). Watch them carefully to be sure they don't burn or overcook.
Serve this simple salad with Chicken in Walnut Sauce (page 102) for a nutritious evening meal.