Almond-Orange Tossed Salad Recipe
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Almond-Orange Tossed Salad Recipe

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Another highlight of my Easter menu is this pretty salad, with its slightly sweet homemade dressing and crispy sugar-toasted almonds. I've often taken the salad to potlucks because everyone enjoys it so much. -Lavonn Bormuth Westerville, Ohio
Featured In: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook sugar, without stirring for 12-14 minutes or until melted. Add almonds; stir quickly to coat. Remove from the heat; pour onto waxed paper to cool.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, romaine, oranges, avocado, celery, onions and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Almond-Orange Tossed Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p34

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jerepath User ID: 8655092 239074
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"Too much oil. Olive oil at a better ratio to the vinegar. Canned oranges? Supreme the oranges. It only takes a few minutes."

johns2148 User ID: 7207526 152090
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"This was the perfect salad for Easter dinner. I substituted fresh, tree ripened tangerines cut into wedges and it was a good pairing with ham."

Hautemom User ID: 6490770 152089
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I used mixed greens instead of the lettuce suggested. I made a different dressing. The almonds tasted a little funny but added a nice crunch to the salad."

panwasmom User ID: 6572979 147112
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"This was fabulous. Will make it often."

amsearls User ID: 896692 147109
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"A definite keeper in my box of favorite recipes."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 61808
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Yummy! I add homemade wheat baked tortilla strips and a bit more cracked pepper when tossing the salad all together and it turns out great!"

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