Almond & Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe
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Almond & Mandarin Orange Salad Recipe

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I got this delicious recipe from my salad-hunting sister. She's always coming up with a new recipe. This particular salad struck the whole family; it's become a standby for us all. —Anita Beachy, Bealeton, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 -1/3 cups: 196 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Almond & Mandarin Orange Salad in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p26

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crhaynes User ID: 7632134 197919
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"LOVE this recipe! It has quickly become a family favorite. I toast my almonds to bring out the flavor before adding them to the salad. YUMMY!"

rvkreu07 User ID: 5418178 119767
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I don't even like bacon, and I enjoyed this salad. I did add some fresh lemon to the dressing, and I didn't have celery salt so I used celery seed instead. It turned out great, and my guests enjoyed it too!"

marmar5 User ID: 6451962 151151
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"This salad is amazing. The whole family loves it."

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 119763
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This was a very good salad, a little sweet. Loved the bacon. Like another reviewer wrote, don't toss too early."

boydk User ID: 4511753 186563
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Love this recipe. Made it for my bacon loving friends and got rave reviews."

skeil User ID: 1276545 125284
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"Even my no-greens eater made an exception for this since there was bacon in it. This was very good. Just be sure to wait until dinner is ready to toss with oranges and bacon or it will get soggy."

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